- UP18 Sumpro Sump - Skimz
Sumps are a great addition to any fresh or saltwater tank. From adding additional water volume to area for heaters, reactors, probes, and any other life support equipment you may want to add. Many tanks are already drilled or can be drilled for a sump to be added.
Skimz Sumps are by far one of the best sumps for the money and packed with features all reefers will value.
- Dimensions: 18” L x 18” W x 15” H
- Skimmer Chamber: 12” x 13”
- Return Chamber: 5” x 17”
- Approximate Water Volume: 19.5 gallons
- Skimmer Chamber Water Level: Adjustable from 7” – 9” with Level-O-Matic
We suggest choosing the largest sump that you can fit in the space allowed.
The features of the Skimz Sumpro series have been designed with the advanced reefer in mind, many of which you will normally only find on expensive, high end sumps. All Skimz sumps include integrated probe holders, filter socks, tube holders and an adjustable skimmer chamber. With a super clear front acrylic window allowing you see your equipment without any distortion and all other sides are white to keep things bright and super sharp looking.
DuoFlo Sock Chamber
With the importance of crystal clear water every Skimz sump comes with a DuoFlo tiered filter sock system. The system incorporates two filter socks of different lengths in a series allowing for fewer changes of both filter socks, and the ability to install a progressive micron system of filter socks.
Allows quick and steady adjustments of the water height in the skimmer chamber by controlling an adjustable baffle. There are no thumb screws to mess around with like many of the competitors and your hands will stay dry when adjusting the baffle allowing your choice of skimmer to perform at its prime level.
Each Skimz Sumpro Sump comes with 4 integrated probe holders that will accompany any type of probe up to ½” diameter.
Dosing tubes can always be a source of clutter and headache to keep looking clean and not a tangled mess. Every Skimz Sumpro sump comes with 4 dosing tubes letting you dose anything you want from trace element solutions, calcium reactor effluent, nitrate reactors, or anything else that uses standard 3/16” tubing.
What’s In the Box:
1x Sumpro UP18
1x Sock Cover
1x Level-O-Matic Control Knob and Nut
1x Spillway Gate
1x Spillway Sponge
1x Chiller Hose Cover
1x Heater Cover plate
1x El-M300 Filter Sock
1x EL-S300 Filter Sock
4x Silicone Dosing Tube
4x Dosing Tube Hose Barbs and Nuts
1x Switchable PVC Pipe Cover
4x Switchable Cover Thumbscrews
4x Probe Holder Thumbscrews
Skimz Sump Comparison Chart
|Model||Approx water volume||Skimmer Chamber||Skimmer Chamber Water Height||Refugium Chamber||Return Chamber||Built in Top-off reservoir||Overall Dimensions|
|UP18||19.5 Gal||12" x 13"||Adjustable 7" - 9"||N/A||5" x 17"||N/A||18" L x 18" W x 15" H|
|UP22||15.7 Gal||11.5" x 11"||Adjustable 7" - 9"||N/A||5" x 12"||N/A||22" L x 12" W x 15" H|
|UP30||26.9 Gal||14" x 14"||Adjustable 7" - 9"||N/A||8" x 14"||2.0 Gal||30" L x 15" W x 15" H|
|UP34||30.4 Gal||13" x 14"||Adjustable 7" - 9"||5" x 14"||8" x 14"||2.4 Gal||34" L x 15" W x 15" H|
|UP36||32.3 Gal||13" x 14"||Adjustable 7" - 9"||6" x 14"||8" x 14"||2.7 Gal||36" L x 15" W x 15" H|
|UP39||34.9 Gal||14" x 14"||Adjustable 7" - 9"||8" x 14"||8" x 14"||3.0 Gal||39" L x 15" W x 15" H|
Works Great. Different than the rest By Ray C on 4/7/2017Ray C would recommend this product to a friendI have waited about 9 months before I commented on this sump. I purchased this sump because of two features which stood out to me. Large skimmer area and two filter socks. I believe for the price of this sump it is an outstanding value. It has a separate compartment for two filter socks. Large area for a skimmer. Also the return area of the sump is much longer than most cube type sumps.
Waterfall into return section turns a good sump bad By Evan on 3/15/2017Evan wouldn't recommend this product to a friendPros:
Solidly built, great features, and the right size for my stand.
The "overflow" to the return area is a problem, though I do appreciate the creativity that goes into the water level adjustment. Most sumps try to create a bubble trap in this part to stop the propagation of microbubbles from the skimmer. On the contrary, it actually creates bubbles as the waterfall of flow splashes back into the return area. And while I'm using terms like "waterfall," it's also now the noisiest part of my aquarium.
I'm also disappointed that the filter sock holders only fit Skimz socks. They're well-made socks, don't get me wrong, but I can only find mesh ones. I still prefer my trusty BRS felt socks.