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119) Philip M. Fortman 
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 02:47 AM Write a comment

I bought the PSK-200 to fit in a small sump area that also includes a Phosban reactor. I soon discovered that the side mounted pump would start making a noise, that I determined was due to overheating. To overcome the problem, I have to keep the water level in the sump at maximum height for the pump to run cool. Since the water level can fluctuate, I also positioned the Phosban reactor discharge hose to flow over the top of the pump housing to aid cooling between RO refills. I believe the pump in-flow port should have been positioned lower on the acrylic cylinder to keep the pump down underwater to cool.
118) Rad Murphy 
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Friday, December 15, 2017 02:53 PM Write a comment

That little building in the foreground is my Marine Science classroom. Sitting on the banks of a normally docile St. Johns River. My story begins on September 11th of this year, as Hurricane Irma brought historic flooding to Jacksonville. The storm surge and relentless rains lead to our river rising six feet above normal high tide, and resulted in waves breaking through my rear windows and flooding the classroom. The only thing in my room that I worried about was my 250 gallon reef tank, which I knew was without power. The flood waters would not recede for four full days, leaving me without access to my room or my aquarium.

Expecting the worst when I was finally able to enter the room, I found out how fortunate we were. While I had lost all of my corals, only one fish had perished. I was able to save all of the others, and get them to a local fish store to be rehomed. I purchased a small tank to keep the pair of clownfish that my students so adore, but everything else was given up.

My classroom was finally reopened at the beginning of this month, and I have begun the rebuild process. Waves hitting my old tank and stand for days on end had weakened the structural integrity of the silicone seams, so we were forced to start anew. My students and I now have a 180 gallon tank in the process of cycling, and have purchased a S-300 Snow Cone Skimmer to help with our filtration needs. Everyone knows that this hobby takes patience, and now my students are learning this too. Having witnessed a total tank crash as well, I hope they are learning to overcome adversity.

I look forward to providing updates as our new reef takes off, and we work together to educate the next generation of reefers!
117) Rad Murphy 
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Friday, December 15, 2017 02:29 PM Write a comment

That little building in the foreground is my Marine Science classroom. Sitting on the banks of a normally docile St. Johns River. My story begins on September 11th of this year, as Hurricane Irma brought historic flooding to Jacksonville. The storm surge and relentless rains lead to our river rising six feet above normal high tide, and resulted in waves breaking through my rear windows and flooding the classroom. The only thing in my room that I worried about was my 250 gallon reef tank, which I knew was without power. The flood waters would not recede for four full days, leaving me without access to my room or my aquarium.

Expecting the worst when I was finally able to enter the room, I found out how fortunate we were. While I had lost all of my corals, only one fish had perished. I was able to save all of the others, and get them to a local fish store to be rehomed. I purchased a small tank to keep the pair of clownfish that my students so adore, but everything else was given up.

My classroom was finally reopened at the beginning of this month, and I have begun the rebuild process. Waves hitting my old tank and stand for days on end had weakened the structural integrity of the silicone seams, so we were forced to start anew. My students and I now have a 180 gallon tank in the process of cycling, and have purchased a S-300 Snow Cone Skimmer to help with our filtration needs. Everyone knows that this hobby takes patience, and now my students are learning this too. Having witnessed a total tank crash as well, I hope they are learning to overcome adversity.

I look forward to providing updates as our new reef takes off, and we work together to educate the next generation of reefers!
116) Kristalee 
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 07:57 PM Write a comment

My story begins in may 2017.
Cracked my fish tank so needed an emergency tank which meant upgrading!!
Was extremely upset about my bio cube breaking but looked at it in a positive way I get to upgrade to a bigger tank!!’ Which meant buying some new filtration devices. With all the commotion going on we misplaced the protein skimmer receipt so the company (sandy) cannot be of any assistance :(
Anyways......
Was sold the eshopps 75 hang on back for 240$ from local fish store and went home set it up. First 3 days worked flawlessly then the problem began......
every couple days the skimmer would start overflowing with no way of lowering the water level the tube did nothing, so I’d reset, it would work for another few days before overflowing (did I mention the water was going in the floor!!!!) this problem went on for 6 months while we tried to contact eshopps and get help from the local fish store. Even the fish store could not get this hung going! He had it there for a week trying to figure it out. FINALLY the fish store just took back our psk75 and let us pay the difference for our eshopps psk 100 in hopes it was just a factory mistake or whatever. (Was only a 40$ difference)

Brought the 100 home set it up I could actually control the water level with the tube and everything was working g great for a month, then the problem started AGAIN!
It’s like clockwork every 2-3 days protein skimmer starts to overflow, no way of lowering the water level so have to un plug, re fill,reset and hope it works. Usually works for 2-3 days then I reset. I’ve had nothing but problems I’m ready to rip my hair out. I wake up in the night to loud water sounds because the skimmer starts to overflow. This has been the most frustrating product i have ever used. I want something I can just plug in and not worry about. I stress even about leaving my house for a few hours worrying it’s goong to overflow.

I have no room for a sump so as really looking for a good hang on back protein skimmer. After spending close to 300$ on a product you’d expect it to work.
My fish tank suffers, I have to do sometimes do 2 small water changes weekly instead of one because the protein skimmer is just crap. I’m ready to just throw this thing in the garbage. I don’t want anyone to buy these products and have to go through the stress of this.
Fish tank hobby should be a fun one, I’ve been in the fish tank hobby now 10 years and have never once come across a product that malfunctions so bad.
115) William Doria 
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Monday, June 26, 2017 10:53 PM Write a comment

My story is that I bought an eshopps r200 sump. While reading the Ridgid warranty i realized I had no choice but to void the warranty. I had no choice but to drill a Bulkhead into the external return pump because the space was too small and in the center rear, impossible to see the height line. I had to drill out the permanent cover where the bulkheads go in order to get my hand to get in to clean it. The filter plate going to the skimmer compartment was installed crooked and was useless so I removed it. Also the filtersock should have routered so it sits into the plastic instead of on top, making it impossible for dirt to get into the sock so I redid the PVC pipes with elbows to get at least one of the drains to go directly into the sock. If this is the third generation of sumps I'm so glad that I haven't purchased one and two. I wouldn't even try to get one that works out of the box because I already have the feeling that this company does not stand behind their product and wouldn't waste my breath so I just fixed it and moved on. So thank you for the beautiful boat anchor, which is really all I can see it is good for out of the box. I am going to purchase an ex series skimmer with the hope that the management in that department knows what they're doing and because my favorite and only Reef shop near me is an eshopps dealer and I have much respect for the owner. Maybe this will help with the 4th generation of boat anchors and maybe they'll get it right this time who knows. Yours Truly bill from the Bronx 347-965-2616 I doubt anybody will call me and offer me a real sump, so I will keep warning people about the third generation and to wait for the fourth with luck
114) Dennis 
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Monday, February 6, 2017 02:39 AM Write a comment

I have enjoyed a 70 gallon reef tank for 25 years and 3 moves, the last from Michigan to Florida. I ran a Dutch Mini-Reef Filter off the back of the tank with a prism protein skimmer. I developed a little leak which turned into a big crack. After researching tanks, filters and lighting, I have moved up to the 21st century. I ordered an 75 gallon tank drilled with a new base and canopy. I bought a Eshopps RS-200 sump and a X-160 Protein Skimmer. I believe in over-sizing the sump and filter to handle any load I put on it. I am almost ready to take the "science project" as my daughter calls it (32gallon garbage can, 6-5 gallon buckets and a 10 gallon fish tank with various pumps trying to keep stuff alive) all in the kitchen. My with of 32 years understands and is looking forward to the new tank up and running soon.
113) Mike Hudson 
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 07:17 PM Write a comment

(113) Been doing Saltwater fish tanks for 8 years now. Tried many skimmer's until I found one called Eshopps. I just bought my 3rd Eshopps skimmer, the Nano Skimmer for a 30 gallon Seahorse tank. Just put it together and BOOM!!! Doing a fantastic job!! Will always promote Eshopps to my customer's in the Pet Store. My seahorses don't mind it at all and the Nitrates are below 10 ppm. Heading to ZERO!! Been in this business for a long long time and if any questions about your fish please e-mail me and I will send the answer to you.
Mik Hudson
112) Otto G 
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Thursday, October 6, 2016 08:29 PM Write a comment

(112) Years ago when I started keeping fresh water fish I wasted literally hundreds of dollars and valuable time in trail and error with different brands and makers of fish keeping products. I invested SO MUCH money into equipment and I did not have a brand that I trusted fully for all my filtration needs. When I made the switch to Marine aquariums I just assumed it would be the same frustrating experience all over again. Luckily, I had a very good friend with years of experience keeping Marine aquariums who opened my eyes to ESHOPPS. Truth be told, I had always seen their ads and heard good reviews but I just assumed ESHOPPS was for advanced users. I stared talking to sales associates and fellow hobbyists; all basically told me the same thing…ESHOPPS was the way to go. Today, after several reef tanks and dozens of fish and livestock, I wouldn’t trust my any other brand with my Marine set up. I have used ESHOPPS sumps/overflows/skimmers/accessories and I haven’t been let down. They cater to the needs of the beginner and advanced hobbyist; regardless your level, ESHOPPS has you covered. Anyone who is serious about fish keeping and sets a high standard for performance should seriously consider the great ESHOPPS line up.
111) Shari 
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Sunday, September 11, 2016 07:52 PM Write a comment

Eshopps booth at MACNA was amazing.
110) Matt 
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Sunday, September 11, 2016 07:48 PM Write a comment

Thanks for coming to MACNA and provide good quality products and a reasonable price point!
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