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…

Hmahli Marine Life Support System is creating some great things from Australia

Hmahli Marine Life Support System is a new venture coming from Australia that is putting out some pretty interesting looking products. One of the first we’re seeing is the Stealth Sump that would be a welcome addition to any setup…

New Somatic 90 & 120 Sumps From Vertex at Reefapalooza New York

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…

ESHOPPS’ Royale 400 Multi Chamber Sump

Royale 400 ESHOPPS’ introduces a new multi chamber sump rated for tanks up to 450 gal. The new Royal 400 sump is designed with simplicity and features sufficient, usable sump area to accommodate skimmers, pumps, and aquarium devices. You can…

An Introduction to Protein Skimming

A protein skimmer is a device designed to clean the water in a reef aquarium by removing dissolved organic compounds. Put even more simply, it is a controlled overflow of dirty water. Imagine a chamber that vigorously mixes air and…

XAqua Naked Sump is the FIRST All In One Stand!

The Xaqua Naked is a very interesting new device that blurs the line between form and fucntion. Is it a stand with a built in sump? Or a Sump that also happens to function as an aquarium stand? Either way,…

Geo’s Reef R Sumps are Even More Impressive in Real Life

Geo’s Reef is an interesting company that has been mostly making reactors and reaching users by word of mouth, but big changes are afoot for the grassroots company. This year the company changed ownership and with it, there’s been an…