Unlike competitors' sumps, ProFlex offers very Quiet Filtration As water enters the ProFlex, it flows through a revolutionary bubble diffuser chamber where bubbles are expelled, significantly reducing noise.
Effective particulate filtration. After water flows through the bubble chamber, it flows through two 200 micron filter socks to remove large particulates.
All ProFlex models are manufactured using extremely durable materials, and include a lifetime warranty against leaks.
A refugium can be used for something as simple as just increasing your water volume or it can enhance your tank' performance and stability in many, many ways.
It is a miniature ecosystem attached to your main tank often housing isolated populations of sensitive animals or plants. Much like a greenhouse on a space ship, a refugium will improve the quality of your saltwater system by adding extra filtration, bio-nutrients and other food sources as well as giving refuge to sensitive species.
Refugiums can be used to keep the peace in your salt water tank: used as a refuge chamber for the more delicate species such as sea horses and peppermint shrimp (to name just two) who would otherwise become a food source for the other inhabitants of the tank. It can also provide a place to raise fry in a tank that shares the water with their birth tank
Refugiums can be used to supply live food and planktons to your aquarium. They are well suited to cultivate food sources such as algae and micro-fauna separate from the predation by herbivorous inhabitants of the main tank. Cultivating Caulerpa and other macroalgaes can help to consume ammonia/nitrates and phosphates that accumulate unhealthfully in your tank.
Refugiums can help maintain pH levels.
Overflow boxes are typically used to bring water from the main aquarium to the wet-dry filter or the sump. They consist of a "skimmer" box inside the tank (that has small slits to help prevent smaller fish from "overflowing" out of the tank and into the sump) and a larger box with hose attachments outside the tank. Water that rises above the level of the "skimmer" will "overflow" into the sump below, thus keeping the water level in the tank constant.
The surface of the water is constantly skimmed, removing undesirable film and enhancing gas exchange. Additionally, the water is aerated as the water falls over the overflow, down the drain and splashes into the sump.
75CS, 100CS, and 125CS have single 1" intake; 150CS, 200CS, and 300CS have dual 1" intakes for even more efficient filtering of larger tanks.
A reef sump has important benefits to any aquarium.By using the sump to hold extra water, the volume of water in the system is increased. Evaporation from the tank itself is mitigated by the reserve in the sump, preventing the annoying need to constantly add water to the tank and calcium or ssalt lines being constantly visible.
Additionally, larger water volume in saltwater systems makes the system more stable. The chemistry and temperature change on a day to day basis in a large volume of water is less by percentage than the same change to a smaller volume of water.
The sump is the ideal place to house equipment such as heaters, filters, skimmers, thermometers or any other equipment that detracts from the aesthetics of the tank. These Sumps have ample room for all of the supplementary aquarium devices, and the open top makes maintaining the equipment easy.
The sump is an excellent place to add new water, medicate, adjust chemical balances etc. By using the water in the sump, the effect of changes to the chemistry is less dramatic on the delicate inhabitants of the tank (having been diluted by the sump water before it is introduced into the main tank)
Sizing: The size of your sump is generally dictated by the space into which you will fit it. If you are going to invest in a sump, make is as big as your area can handle without inhibiting your ability to get equipment in and out of it without dismantling it - the bigger the better.
Sump or Wet-Dry?
Easy to use, the unit hangs on the back or the side of the aquarium, just like a standard filter. It is designed to be self-starting and maintenance-free.
Water enters the filter and is forced over the top of the intake column. There it drips through the mechanical and chemical filter trays, onto the BIO-Wheel where biological filtration (removal of toxic ammonia and nitrite) is efficiently carried out by a commercial-sized BIO-Wheel. Flow continues into sump area then is passed through the dedicated skimmer/refugium area.
Ample sump design features skimmer/refugium area for further customization.
Revolutionary front-loading media trays make keeping your filter in tip top shape a breeze. They also allow customization and expansion of mechanical and chemical filtration process.
Purchase a siphon overflow box for un-drilled aquariums.
Includes Elbow and 22" of 1" flexible drain hose.