Help me choose a sump, please!

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  1. esloan88

    esloan88 Well-Known Member

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    I am going to be switching out my CPR Wet/Dry for a full on sump with refugium. I have a 45 gallon cube with stand so I am a bit limited on space. My daughter got me a gift card for Father's Day and that is going to be used to purchase the sump.

    I think I have it narrowed down to 2 different models but I would like some advice. Which would you prefer between the 2 models below? If you know of another sump/refugium that would be better, let me know. Keep in mind that I am limited to about 24 inches long under my tank and that I do not want to go much over $240.

    Here are the 2 models I am looking at:

    Aqueon ProFlex Modular Model 1
    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=23752

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    Eshopps R-100
    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=30997
     
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    Tautog Well-Known Member

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    Eshopps R-100 would be my choice. Any sump you can put your skimmer in would be top choice to avoid a wet issue when your skimmer goes nuts. Then it's the bigger the better.
     
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    esloan88 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your reply! The R-100 looks nice and I was leaning that way. It will be a tighter fit in my cabinet but I think it will work. I am hoping that either of these models will be a good replacement for my wet/dry.
     
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    Looking at the R-100, the only thing I am questioning is the return chamber being on the backside of the unit. That will make it difficult to access and to watch. Anyone have a problem with that?
     
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    If space is tight, check out the Icecap sumps. They are well laid out with ATO reservoir built in.
     
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    Big G Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Have you checked out the RS-100 model? The return is on the end instead of the back of the sump.
     
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