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Old 09-23-2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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Aqueon Proflex sump

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I was wondering if anyone had an experience with the proflex sumps? I am thinking of upgrading my,filtration from a standard wet/dry to this on and running it with the centre fuge. I have a 54g corner reef. I liked the look of the proflex and didn't want to get into DIY because space is an issue as the 54g corner stand is very very small underneath. I was looking at the model 3 and it seems like it would be a good fit.
Either way, I am going to upgrade my skimmer, currently running a sealife that we bought used With the system and I know it's too small. Was looking at the eshopps cone. Any thoughts?

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Old 09-24-2012, 03:26 AM   #2
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I would take a look at Trigger Systems sumps first. I was going to go with the proflex until I looked at them side by side in a store. I was surprised at how flimsy the proflex was as compared to others. The Ruby version of the Trigger sumps is really nice if you end up running a refugium, as it diffuses the light spectrum from that main fuge section to keep the algae growth where it needs to be. Wish I could've gone with the Ruby, but my stand just wouldn't accommodate the extra room it needed.

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:36 AM   #3
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I was considering that sump also, but ended up going with the eshopps refugium, I dont remember now why I picked one over the other.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:49 AM   #4
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I was actually runninga proflex 3. They are really flimsy. I ran it about 2 months and some of the seams began to come apart. I change it out for a Trigger sys Ruby 36 elite, but I did build a stand to fit it.
I would not go with the Proflex. For what you pay, the quality is not there.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:30 AM   #5
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I had one and replaced it. Garbage. Couldn't do anything that I wanted to do with it. I ended up building my own sump from a 20 long and precut pieces of glass fro Lowes. Ended up costing me 54 bucks, and that was at full price for a brand new tank. So much cheaper, and easier, to make your own.
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