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: 34” L x 15” W x 15” H
- Skimmer Chamber: 13” x 14”
- Refugium Chamber: 5" x 14"
- Return Chamber: 8” x 14”
- Approximate Water Volume: 30 gallons
- Top Off Volume: 2.4 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.
Select Skimz models even include and integrated top-off chamber to house freshwater, just add an ATO unit and your set. The compartment that is dedicated for fresh top off water even includes a perfectly fitting lid that includes notches allowing the ATO's power cord and tubing to sneak through without modification.
The Refugium Chamber on select models of the Sumpro’s will allow you to grow beneficial macroalgae to help combat nutrient build up as well as house zooplanktons like copepods and amphipods. The Refugium section does have white acrylic baffles keeping the light in the refugium and from spilling out onto other equipment.
What’s In the Box:
1x Sumpro UP34
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
2x Switchable PVC Pipe Cover
8x 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 Gal||12" x 13"||Adjustable 7" - 9"||N/A||5" x 17"||N/A||18" L x 18" W x 15" H|
|UP22||16 Gal||11.5" x 11"||Adjustable 7" - 9"||N/A||5" x 11.5"||N/A||22" L x 12" W x 15" H|
|UP30||27 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 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 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||35 Gal||14" x 14"||Adjustable 7" - 9"||8" x 14"||8" x 14"||3.0 Gal||39" L x 15" W x 15" H|
Well made takes some thought By Austin on 1/9/2019Austin would recommend this product to a friendVery well made compared to my previous sump love the adjustable skimmer water level took me awhile to figure out how to use it correctly but is much easier than using a riser plate. The filter socks being a different material takes about a minute to rinse clean every week a lot of premium sump features for a reasonable price not to me it is definitely worth it. Great sump.
good sump - poor service By leszekpmd on 9/18/2017leszekpmd wouldn't recommend this product to a friendtrying to get replacement for original SKIMZ El-M300 Filter Sock and EL-S300 Filter Sock but they are listed on BRS web site as "RETIRED".
Its OK after some mods By Jesse on 8/6/2017Jesse would recommend this product to a friendI purchased this sump mainly because of the size of the skimmer chamber and the way the 2 intakes were made. I plumbed my beananimal with the suggested 1.5" pipes. I did not want to reduce it as it goes into the sump for obvious reason. Unfortunately they do not provide a fitting for 1.5" so my pipes just hang thru the holes. What I didn't realize when purchasing, is that there is no bubble trap. That was the first issue with the sump that required me to make a slide in bubble trap. The adjustable outlet into the return chamber is just another bubble maker when you have any decent flow going thru the sump. Reason being is the small window that you are pushing all of that flow thru. The little guard with the course sponge in the bottom is absolutely worthless. The next issue is minor but still annoying. The probe holder is in the back area of the refugium chamber. After a couple months of use, it's completely covered in stagnant water and algae. There is not enough flow in this corner to keep the area clean. The main pluses of the sump are the ATO resevoir and the large skimmer chamber. Also, the sump is very well made. Overall I am happy with the sump but not for the price that I paid. A bubble trap would have probably made this a great sump. As is, it's just ok...
Love the sump By Jamesand on 1/22/2017Jamesand would recommend this product to a friendVery quiet sump and easy to set up and use. Great foot print for all chambers.
Excellent Product By FishyDoug on 12/16/2016FishyDoug would recommend this product to a friendWith plenty of volume and room for accessories, this sump gives you everything you need. The only drawback is that the existing filter sock holes do not hold industry standard sized sock retainers (the plastic piece at the top). I will be investigating a way to enlarge the hole as there is no reason to require you to order the socks exclusively from Skimz or "special" sizes that fit.
Great Value By Nick on 6/12/2016Nick would recommend this product to a friendI recently purchased this sump and I was bit concerned as this is a new product with no reviews to be found online. I'm very happy I took the chance and ordered this sump from BRS. The quality and features are well worth the price.
Starting at: $29.99
Special Price: $299.99
What is the wall thickness of the Skimz sumps? Thanks
The walls are 3/8" thick, all other baffles and braces are 1/4" thick. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Do the probe holders accommodate the APEX probes?
Is the water volume listed if the sump was full to the brim or the additional water volume added to the system when running?
Does the skimmer go in the middle compartment?
The Skimmer will sit in the middle compartment of the sump. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!