The Somatic Sump & Protein Skimmer 60 combo from Vertex Aquaristik is one of the best value in the reef aquarium hobby, and they’re introducing two new larger sizes. At Reefapalooza New York Vertex showed off the new Somatic 90 and Somatic 120 Sump & Skimmer combinations with a very attractive introductory pricing.
The Somatic 60 sump & skimmer is especially designed for cube tanks with a 24 inch footprint and a starting price of $289, and the only downside is that they are not available separately. The new larger Somatic 90 will cost $449 with a 7-inch diameter protein skimmer, and the biggest Somatic 120 with the same skimmer will be priced at $550.
At those super low prices the Somatic sumps come about as bare bones as a sump can be, but the entire concept is for reefers to piece together more functionality a la carte. So there will be a huge diversity of add on accessories such as a filter sock holder, lid, top off container, dosing boxes, probe & line holders, and probably some other gear we haven’t seen yet.