Well i purchased a eshopps psk-75 in sump skimmer after my coralife skimmer motor wasn't working correctly so i thought i would write a review.
First of all it was super cheap so i was a little leery if it was going to work or not. It cost me $98 shipped to my door through premium aquatics ebay store so i got a in sump skimmer for under $100 which is amazing!
i was pretty much in a bind for an in sump skimmer because my sump i have is only a 10 gallon and i only had a 9.5" x 6" area to work with but this guy is 9" x 4 inches and it fit perfectly in the 10g sump so for those wondering it does fit! it is a lot smaller than the coralife skimmer as well. i can also fit in the 9.5" x 6" area my heater, this skimmer, my drain line from my overflow, my ph probe and my temp probe so that was another worry i had but everything fits perfectly!
The assembly was super easy, the only thing i dont really like is how hard the collection cup is to push in to make the seal and pull out (worried about pushing on it to hard and cracking the bottom pane of glass in my sump) but i can manange. the adjustment on it was also a little hard to do but you just got to take your time and start at a lower fill in the skimmer and slowly dial it up such as move the "flow level" dial around then wait 5 minutes for it to settle before re-adjusting. i got it dialed in in about 30 minutes of trying.
so far the overall performance is amazing! this skimmer has a nice froth coming from it and some super stinky black nog. i am very impressed with it for being under $100 and yes i would recommend it to others with small tanks and a 10 gallons sump! i bought this in sump skimmer because i was afraid that one day if it decided to overflow and i had a hang on skimmer it would dump a few gallons of water in the stand and cause major issues so now if it decides to overflow it goes back into the tank.
I give them a 9 out of 10 on it for the value, easy assembly, functionality. the 1 point was taken off for the minor issues listed above.
here is a picture 48 hours after it has been hooked up. more than half a cup of nog already!
side note: of all the other reviews i have seen they said to keep it in 8" of water, the instructions say 9"-12" of water. mine is in 9.5" of water just so people know where mine sits.