Category Archives: Sumps

I’m Dreaming of a Red Sea Christmas—’Tis The Season To Upgrade Your Reefer Aquarium

The Reefer Series is a hugely popular line of aquariums from Red Sea. Although they come with just about everything you’ll need, we’ve got a few ideas of how you can modify your system to make maintenance even easier!


Reef-A-Palooza Roundup: A Water Testing Robot, Apex Control with Alexa, More Natural Rock Shapes, and Speaker Recaps

Join us for a look at exciting new products, expert speaker recaps, a behind-the-scenes visit to a coral farm, and more! See highlights from the 2018 show in this 6-minute episode.


NUVO EXT: Innovative Marine Grants Our Wish And Builds Reef-Ready Tanks With External Overflows So We Can Finally Use A Sump

Up till now, IM’s aquariums were predominantly AIO designs. But many of you want to use an external sump system. NUVO EXT aquariums are designed with an external overflow based on the reliable “Herbie safety drain” system.


AquaMaxx FC-Series Skimmers Strip Organics From Your Reef Tank and Look Great Doing It

We see a lot of interesting skimmer designs but one brand that always seems to stand out is AquaMaxx. A combination of innovative features and economical pricing is the hallmark of the AquaMaxx line.


The Complete Guide to Hang-On Equipment for Your Reef Tank

Sumps can be bulky, expensive and require a bit of plumbing experience to set up correctly. That is precisely why hang-on style aquarium equipment can be a real lifesaver!


Drop-Off Tank Build – Episode 2: Sump Install + Which Rock Should We Use?

In Episode 1, we took a tour of the tank and presented two sump upgrades for you to choose from. Today we installed the sump YOU voted for. Stay tuned until the end so you can vote for the rock we’ll aquascape the tank with in Episode 3!


Drop-Off Tank Build – Episode 1: Help Us Pick a Sump!

We are setting up a 75 gallon drop-off tank from MODE Aquariums and want YOU to help us build it! At the end of each episode, you’ll have the chance to vote for the next piece of equipment we add to the tank!


How to Install and Maintain an In-Sump Protein Skimmer

A protein skimmer is considered by most hobbyists to be the heart of a saltwater aquarium filtration system.  Protein skimmers remove waste from your aquarium water before it has a chance to break down into nitrate and phosphate.  Therefore, using a protein skimmer really helps keep your aquarium water clean and helps to avoid unsightly […]


How to Build a Custom Sump for Your Reef Aquarium

Today we are going to build a sump and show you guys just how easy it is to build a custom sump filter that is not only effective but also easy on the wallet. When building a fish tank, thorough planning really goes a long way especially when it comes to the sump. So first […]


Trigger Systems Sumps: Powerhouse Filter Boxes for Your Reef Tank

Today we are showcasing some brand new sumps we just brought in that are sure to impress. These quality U.S. made sumps come in a variety of different models to suit just about any situation. All Trigger Systems sumps are made right here in the U.S.A. out of Dallas, Texas and are some of the […]