1. Ian Baxter

    California Eshopps sump, Skimmer, UV sterilizer, RO/DI unit

    Let’s start with pick up only. San Diego area. Everything is used. ESHOPPS RS-200. 3rd generation sump with refugium -$260 ESHOPPS PSK-100H HOB protein skimmer - $150 AquaFX Barracuda RO/DI 100gph - $120 Coralife Turbo Twist 3x UV Sterilizer 9 watt (needs new bulb) - $60 Aquarium LED bar...
  2. Rossmont

    It's time to change the skimmer!

    How many times in your experience did you ever have the wish to change the skimmer in your tank? It might have happened as you've been attracted by a picture of a tank you've seen or maybe thanks to a friend's recommendation and of course you were looking for a supposed improvement. We're...
  3. Jamestown

    Red Sea Max e-170 Cabinet Sump Upgrade

    Hello, Wondering if anyone has chosen to add a cabinet sump to their Red Sea Max 170. What plumbing did you use and where did you get it? Which sump did you decide on? I have no urgency to do this, but haven't found much online about it when i've been curious. Wondering if its worth it if i'm...
  4. prfishgirl

    Pennsylvania Next reef 36” sump $125

    Local pick up would be too much to ship unless buyer wants to pay it.. perfect condition sump I will clean up of course.. will be available after this Sunday
  5. J

    Georgia Lg Sump (48” X 18”) - No shipping

    I have a new 75 gallon tank (48”x18”) that I converted to a sump. These are baffles are really nice and thick acrylic. There are 3 - 4” filter sock holders. The sock holders have a variety of mufflers or even a solid piece to close the hole. The skimmer baffle is adjustable. There’s an...
  6. smartwater101

    Skimmer in same chamber as Filter Roller?

    I'm getting a filter roller and skimmer and was planning on putting them into the same chamber.... While designing my sump, I realized the water level shifts (with a filer roller) could be problematic. But I've never used a filter roller so I'm, not sure how drastic it is? I was hoping to...
  7. J

    Display Tank Water Level Slowly Rising - Return Chamber Remains Constant

    Hi Everyone! I've been into SW for about 4 years now, but I've only had All-In-One tanks. I recently set up a 60 gallon marineland cube with a sump system. I've been nervous about doing a sump system for a while, because it felt really complicated. Here are my tank specifications: 60 gallon...
  8. SkiCatTX

    SkiCat's Dream Build: [Saving The] Planet 180 - Epic Aquacultured Mixed Reef

    Introduction It has long been a dream of mine to build a larger tank (like no doubt many of us) since I started keeping marine fish a century ago (approximately). After putting it off for far too long, I have finally decided to go all in on a new dream build! As with many things I set my mind...
  9. Leisher12

    Oklahoma Dry goods from tank upgrade

    I have a few items left over from upgrading my reef tank. I will have more as I get them cleaned up. But here’s what’s cleaned and ready to go. All prices are OBO and does not include shipping. Buyer to pay shipping. Will ship the fastes and cheapest way I can. Can text 405-318-9573 Sunpole...
  10. Saltyfox

    advice needed on nuvo sump refugium

    I need some ideas/advice on the best place to put a refugium in my nuvo lagoon 25’s sump section. If you have done it or know how you’re going to do it let me see/know please!!
  11. Zachvet

    Need Sump/Refugium Advice

    I recently bought a drilled 125 and would like to build a sump/refugium under the tank. An overflow box is included that fell off the back of the tank so I cleaned all the old silicone off and plan to reattach it. Before I do, I want to get a good understanding of how the plumbing will work as...
  12. S

    Used aquarium for sump

    Hello all, Recently I bought a used 29 gallon that I’m planning on using as a sump from a guy on an aquarium forum. He said that no chemicals had been used in it, and the prior use was to cure live rock. I have no reason not to believe him, but as this is my first foray into saltwater aquariums...
  13. Jeff@CoralVue

    FIRST LOOK: Algae Scrubber-Friendly Sump from IceCap!

    Here are some pictures of an algae-scrubber friendly sump design that IceCap is developing. What do you think? We have 3 different sized algae scrubbers. Should we make different sized sumps to accommodate each of them? Thank you in advance for your feedback!
  14. Saltwater_nick94

    Sump for my 20 gallon long reef tank!!

    Hello I have been tossing around the idea of making a sump for my 20 gallon long reef. I don’t really want to drill the tank in fear that it will crack or I will shatter it. If I truly have to drill the tank I will tho. What size piping would you guys use if I am going to run 3/4” bulk heads...
  15. JAM-MAN

    Plumbing a Sump for Herbie and Bean Animal Returns and a Clarisea Filter

    Planning to have several tanks sharing a single sump (1 100G, 1-30 and 1-25). The 100G has a three pipe Bean Animal overflow box, and the two nano tanks use two hole "Herbie" style overflows. The 100G won't be plumbed into the sump immediately, just the 30 and 25G. I suppose I could just add...
  16. A

    Heater and probe placement conundrum

    My sump is pictured below (Ruby cube). There is a probe holder at the bulkhead between the overflow (back left) and the refugium (front) sections. I originally put the heater in the return area. My theory was to have the temperature probe getting water direct from the tank. But I read...
  17. MillsReef

    Waterbox 170.4/5 help!

    Does anyone have any experience with the waterbox 170.4/5 plumbing? I'm wanting to run a Ecotech Vectra M2, but idk what fitting to use to attach it to the supplied return line... I'm sure I'm just an idiot, but any help or advice would be super helpful! Also, if I need to get a different pump...
  18. phpwebdev

    All-In-One 24g - Help Me With My Spending Priority On Upgrades

    Hello, I have a LifeGard 24g AIO with a sponge, a bag of small bio ceramic blocks, and some carbon-filled plastic balls. It is running on an ApexEL controller. I would like to upgrade (both as a means of improving my water but also as a means of learning more about water mgmt): A) Upgrade my...
  19. J

    Georgia New 75 Gallon Sump

    New 75 Gallon tank converted into a sump. The first chamber is where your drains come in, then the water flows over (3) - 4” filter socks. There are several pieces that can be used with the filter sock or block the holes. The second chamber is the skimmer section. The baffle at the end of...
  20. curiel909

    NEW 40 Gallon Tank

    Hello everyone, I just started a new Clear-for-Life 40 gallon (36Lx15Wx16H) acrylic aquarium and wanted to get as much help or tips as i can! The tank was started 8/3/19 and sump was added 8/4/19. The tank has about 1.5" of live sand, 45 pounds of live rock, 15 hermit crabs, 3 snails and 2...
  21. S

    FS: Eshopps R-200 3rd Generation Refugium Sump

    Delivery Includes 1 x Used R-200 sump 2 x Flex Hoses (Never been used) 2 x Used foam filters Asking Price: $210 Shipped
  22. Rossmont

    The Rossmont Riser RX for reliable performance

    Hey Reefers. We know everybody in the aquarium hobby is at constant research for the most reliable and stable performance in the products as these fetaures reflect in the health of our tanks. This is why in Rossmont we still developed a reliable AC return pump range for the larger tanks. The...
  23. Bhor217

    Any experience with Pro-Clear Freedom Flex Sumps?

    Hey All, I am looking to upgrade the sump in my 150G FOWLR tank. I am currently using an Eschopps wet-dry trickle filter to hold my sump, but would like more space. Does anyone have any experience with Pro-Clear Freedom Flex Sumps? I would rather not break down my tank to fit the sump into my...
  24. Wonderboy

    The UGFuge 2.5G Pico Reef

    Hey everyone! I'm experimenting with an atypical build, and I figured I'd share here, too. It originally was one of those old school pico reef entries for's recent contest, but some aspects hindered it's inclusion; however I went forward with the "experiment". I am attempting to reef...
  25. BornHandy

    Plumbing and labeling in the sump area. Need suggestions!

    I know it's a little silly, but while I wait for a gate valve, I am just itching to work on my tank! I was thinking of labeling my plumbing lines. I keep making up reasons it might be practical, but in reality, I just want it all to look awesome. I have a vinyl cutter, so was thinking of...