Eshopps ADV-100 Question

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  1. docvin

    docvin Member

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    Looking to replace my sump with the Eshopps adv-100. Is anyone familiar with this model? Is there a way to control the depth in the skimmer section? I emailed their customer service a week ago and still no response. I guess they are still trying to figure it out themselves. But really does anyone know? Thanks in advance.
     

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    I have this sump. The skimmer section (large one taking up an entire side) has an adjustable level but it fluctuates with evaporation which is the only thing I dislike about the sump design. I put my refugium in that section and put my skimmer into the fuge area and built a PVC platform to get to a good working depth.
     
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    Are you using the built in ATO, would that help or Do you think if I put a different ATO in the skimmer section it will help?
     
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    The ATO could go in the skimmer or return section as both will fluctuate with evaporation since they’re all connected. I don’t own an ATO though so a manual top off once a day or every 2 days doesn’t keep a skimmer functioning well so it’s in the center.
     
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    Thanks that was helpful
     
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    No problem let me know if you need to know anything else
     
  7. Ahmed Ghamdi

    Ahmed Ghamdi New Member

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    I know its late
    I have the sump, its the worst sump you can get
    1- the water fluctuate is skimmer compartment so your skimmer won’t work effectively when the water evaporates
    2- the water level in return and skimmer compartments are the same, that means I can’t use the float valve for ATO
    3- the prop holder in skimmer compartment is 3 inch above the water surface, it’s weird thing because there are no props in the market designed like this
    4- Eshopps customer service are very bad, it took them weeks to reply to my concerns, and at the end one of the managers told me (I don’t know how can I help you)
    5- the sump is very noisy, its not quite as they mentioned, its water fall noisy

    I saw a video on youtube where he could manage to control the water levels in the compartments, but I don’t know how did he do it

    Eshopps told me that I’m using a big (high flow) return pump, and they recommend 600 gph pump then I replaced my pump to a 600 gph pump but still the same problem

    Please let me know if you bought the same sump and you face the same issues
     
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