Return Pump


New member
I am all pumped up (no pun intended). I have finally seen the light and decided to set up a sump. He is what i have decided on. I currently have a 75 gallon but i intend to go larger soon.

Eshopps AEO15005 Refugiums for Aquarium R-200

Protein Skmmr In-Sump 150-200G

Eshopps AEO11020 Overflow Boxes Pf-1800

The question is what do you reccomend for a return pump and did i miss anything else?



Premium Member
I'd recommend a laguna max-flow or a DC variant (jebao,waveline,etc.)

If you plan to go larger, I'd plan for a tank drilled so you don't have to use HOB overflows.

Don't go too large over your water volume on skimmers, if it's too big, it won't get enough crap out of the water to be efficient and reliable i.e. lots of adjustments to get good skimmate.