The RK2 Smart Sump is a new line of aquarium filtration vessels from the company that is best known for making large, commercial grade protein skimmers. These heavy duty protein skimmers are most often spotted at public aquariums and aquaculture facilities where huge volumes of water need to be processed but RK2 is targeting their smart sumps at both commercial and hobbyist aquarium setups.
More recently RK2 has branched out into making their own contemporary version of uniseals called flexible tank adapters from modern silicone materials, as well as a thoughtful flow-through titanium heater called the X-Flo. The RK2 Smart Sump continues the company’s momentum of new product releases for 2019 with their own interesting take on what these multi-function filter boxes can be.
As you might expect, many of RK2’s equipment is built to order and custom made for specific jobs and this is the same for the RK2 Smart Sumps for now. Each Smart Sump is AutoCAD designed, CNC machined out of quality PVC and acrylic material, and welded together to prevent leaking seams or collapsing chamber walls. As with most ‘high function’ marine aquarium sumps the RK2 Smart Sumps are designed with flexibility in mind so that users can experiment with where they keep their refugium, protein skimmers, and other associated chambers and reactors.
Eventually RK2 plans to make several multiple standard sizes of Smart Sumps available but with some customizability in mind so that users can tweak them for specific uses. Being made of high quality materials with careful acrylic/PVC craftsmanship in the U.S. means these new Smart Sumps could be a promising new option for discerning reef keepers wanting something strong, dependable, and also made with experience and durability in mind.