- UP36 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: 36” L x 15” W x 15” H
- Skimmer Chamber: 13” x 14”
- Refugium Chamber: 6" x 14"
- Return Chamber: 8” x 14”
- Approximate Water Volume: 32 gallons
- Top Off Volume: 2.7 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 UP36
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|
Good product, Shipping issues may no longer be a problem, perfect fit By Trevor on 5/17/2018Trevor would recommend this product to a friendRecently started up a 60 gal. R&J industries tank & stand, and was a little hesitant with the measurements here, BUT it fits like a glove in the bottom of the cabinet, so drilling and plumbing the tank is going to real easy to do, and this sump came HEAVILY packed in thick cardboard. Was very nervous about reviews claiming shipping was a problem, with broken sumps, but so far no real visible issues. Seems to be very well made, nice thick acrylic, and while the refugium is small width wise, the sump is pretty deep, so that should make up for it. Havent yet put water through all the plumbing, so no real info about gurgling as mentioned above.
Good product, bad shipping By Gobywonkenobi on 5/16/2018Gobywonkenobi would recommend this product to a friendFirst of all I read the reviews about the shipping damage but still decided to order one. Apparently it was fate to happen to me too. I want to make myself clear that I am very happy with the sump and Bulk Reef Supply. Its the shipping that has the issues. The sump is packaged in a very heavy duty box. The first time I received the sump I opened the package and saw that the ATO side was cracked and had some other catastrophic damage. It would have never held water. Called BRS right away. Took pictures and emailed them. UPS was back the next day to pick it up. BRS received it and I got the new sump two days later. Very good customer service by BRS.
Needs improvment By JAMJWHITE on 5/2/2018JAMJWHITE wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI purchased this a couple of months ago and having regrets now. They have fixed their shipping container problems as the sump showed up in 2 days as guaranteed and the box was reinforced in the corners and one inch thick cardboard. Very impressive. That is were the wow factor ends for me. The quality of the sump seems to be good. The design needs a lot of improvements. They shipped with two lids for the ATO side and the sock section. The lids are already starting to warp only after a couple of months. The sock holders say 4" but a standard 4" sock will not fit correctly so I can use 3rd party filter socks. Also the opening to replace the filter socks is smaller than your fish and it make hard to replace the socks. The refugium section is really small once you actually see it. They could have reduced the skimmer section a couple inches to improve the size. I do like the adjustable water level for the protein skimmer section.You will definitely need an ATO with this sump as the pump section only holds about 2 days worth of water before the pump starts sucking air. If you use the ATO and decide to drill a hole for a float switch beware that there are 2 over flow holes from the filter sock chamber into the ATO section. If you do a float switch to high it will overflow RO into the sock chamber and flood your tank/sump. If I could do it over I would purchase another sump.
Gurgles but I still like it By Paul on 12/14/2017Paul would recommend this product to a friendWell thought out sump with a lot of nice features. The other reviewers primarily gave it bad marks because of terrible packaging. Skimz must have improved the packaging because mine came in a very heavy, well padded box. My only negative is that I havent figured out how to adequately reduce the gurgling sounds from where the drain line enters the sump.
Excellent sump less than perfect packaging By Eric on 2/23/2017Eric would recommend this product to a friendSo after having read the reviews it seemed everyone was pleased with the Sump, problem appears to be it arriving in one piece. So I placed an order and you guessed it cracked Sump. The boys at UPS must have used it as a tackling dummy since the box was dented and bruised in several places. I contacted BRS and they were very helpful. In a few days I had another Sump sent to me. This time the box it came in was much heavier and it arrived intact.
Now this Sump for the price is outstanding. I never realized how loud my tank had been with the water gurgling, flowing. After installing my wife called me the following day at work to tell me the pumps must be off since the aquarium is too quiet. The design is very practical and straight forward. The fresh water reservoir is very convenient and eliminates extra clutter underneath. Would have been 5 stars if not for shipping issue.
Major shipping issues By trickedout900 on 7/5/2016trickedout900 wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe packaging for this sump is not adequate. The first two sumps I received were busted. BRS was great about the whole process and after receiving the third sump I thought I had finally succeeded in getting a usable one. Turns out it has a hairline crack that was only found after I leak tested it. Thankfully I tested before I placed it in my home. Spend your money on a better packaged product, the sump quality looks to be okay though if you can get one shipped that isn't cracked. Good luck.
Decent, but could use improvement... By Doug on 6/9/2016Doug wouldn't recommend this product to a friendSooo, in 4 years of purchasing from BRS I have never endured an experience like the one I did when I purchased this sump.... The sump quality is average, but the direct shipping practices from Skimz is TERRIBLE... BRS took care of me after 2 damaged sumps were shipped from Skimz, so I'm not complaining about BRS. In fact, they are working on correcting the shipping issues and I feel that once that is resolved these sumps would be a great purchase. Other than being damaged when they arrived, the sump looks and feels great. Maybe someone that received a non-damaged sump will provide a better review... All i know is that BRS stands behind their customers 110% and for that, I will always be a customer.