The Best Sumps For Saltwater Aquariums – Reef Builders Gear Guide

A sump is the life support system of a healthy saltwater aquarium. Some hobbyists may start off with a canister filter and hang on the back equipment, but modern saltwater aquarists choose to use a sump for many beneficial reasons.…

MRC Cylinder Sump is Packed With All-Inclusive Filtration

This all inclusive sump built into a metal framed circular base was custom built by My Reef Creation and is one of the most impressive pieces of commercial filtration we’ve seen lately, and an exciting work of art for an…

Reef Octopus 36″ Sump Swap on the Saltwater Fish Tank

Sumps are the cornerstone of saltwater and reef aquarium filtration and the hobby has enjoyed many new designs and improvements in recent years. The Reef Octopus Sump is a new line of ‘filter boxes’ with a suite of features and…

Plan for an Accessible Saltwater Aquarium

There’s a lot to consider when planning a new saltwater aquarium system—where to site the tank in your home, what sort of livestock you’d like to keep, what equipment will serve your needs best, how to gaslight your significant other…

RK2 Systems Teases New Smart Sump Design

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…

Cove EasyBox Sump Debuting at CIPS next Week

The Cove EasyBox Sump is a new centralized filtration product from the company that makes the tanky I-250 protein skimmer and calcium reactor. Cove plans to release their EasyBox sump in three sizes, and EasyBox 50, EasyBox 80 and the…

Eshopps Colors Series Sumps: Oceana, Aquos, Alpha & Titan

The Eshopps Oceana, Aquos, Alpha & Titan are four new sump lines in their recently announced Color Series of aquarium sumps. In a very short period of time we’ve seen marine aquarium sumps go from a commoditized, basic box design…

The 3D Printed Attachment Helps to Keep Sumps and Barebottoms Clean

The MJV from VCA aquatics is a purpose built aquarium tool that has one primary purpose in mind, which is to keep that swanky sump of yours crystal clean. This brings so much joy to our reefing soul because it’s…

Geo’s Reef Rollermat Sumps Debuting at MACNA

MACNA is always a sure fire place to see some great new reef gear but Geo’s Reef is teasing us with something that we’ve really wanted for a long time. The Rollermat Sump is Geo’s Reef’s first crack at building…

Deltec’s Concept Sumps Are Both Original and Beautiful

Deltec is a German aquarium manufacturer that is best known for their protein skimmers, and to a lesser degree their reactors and tanks. More recently the company has experienced a renewed energy in the product design department bringing us a…