- Crystal Sump 30 - Trigger Systems
- Dimensions: 30" long x 12" wide x 15" high
- Drain/Skimmer Section: 11" x 11.5"
- Center/Refugium Section: 9.5" x 11.5"
- Return Pump Section: 6" x 11.5"
- Total Water Volume: 21.3 gallons
- Skimmer Water Level: 9.5" fixed
Some of the features of the CRYSTAL sumps are:
- Locking Filter Sock Holder
- Dual platforms (SUMP model)
- Protein Skimmer section
- Refugium section
The CRYSTAL series sumps have the same design and quality as the RUBY series sumps but are made of all clear material. The differences when compared to the equivalent RUBY sump:
- Same or slightly smaller dimensions
- All clear material instead of the RUBY red
- No probe holder
CRYSTAL SUMP models come with dual platforms in the space before the return section. The top platform comes with a foam block filter and the bottom one is open to use for several different filtration methods (bag of carbon, bio balls, rubble rock, etc.). This feature is on the SUMP models only.
Locking Filter Sock Holder
Filter socks snap and lock into the filter sock holders to secure the filter sock from falling out when it becomes clogged and needs to be cleaned or replaced. The 4” filter socks are 100 micron rating.
Draw String Tabs
Tabs are located on the top support brace in front of the 1” bulkhead fittings which are included. The purpose of these tabs is to provide a location for tying off 7” diameter filter socks that have draw strings.
Trigger Systems specializes in aquarium sump manufacturing. They take pride in the robustness, efficiency of the design and visual appeal of our sumps. All sumps come with a full top support brace which are made of a solid piece of material. Without this the sump will over time begin to bow out from the humidity and water pressure. We also round instead of squaring the corners which exponentially increases the strength of the corner.
Trigger Systems has taken feedback from their customers through the years to enhance their line of awesome sumps. Little things in the design aspect will pay off considerably when putting the sumps to use. A simple example is that they always maximize the distance between the protein skimmer location and the return pump in an effort to minimize the chance for micro bubbles returning to the display.
Great sump By Marcin on 5/20/2019Marcin would recommend this product to a friendGreat sump, as mentioned in the other comments good size sock chamber for all your mechanical filtration and a nice 15x15x15 refugium section. Bought one for myself loved it some much, I bought one for my friend for helping me move my tanks.
Awesome By Shane on 12/4/2016Shane would recommend this product to a friendThis trigger sump is simple and does the job perfectly, it's made so well that I can not fault it.
I fit the skimmer in the sock chamber
(tight squeeze but no problem) middle chamber for refugium and last chamber for pumps.
It's nice and clean looking,
Very good sump By reef madness on 2/26/2016reef madness would recommend this product to a friendVery well built and sturdy. Good size for protein skimmer/reactors/fuge
new sump By seacrabb on 1/7/2016seacrabb would recommend this product to a friendreceived this sump after searching for a new one it is exactly as advertised and perfect for my needs well made and plenty of room for protein skimmer, and GFO/CARBON reactors would definitely recommend this sump to everyone
I'm looking at maybe buying the Crystal sump 30, for my 90 gallon tank, what size overflow box and return pump would you recommend?
We would recommend the Synergy reef overflow box, or one of the large or extra large CPR overflow boxes. For a return pump you will want one with a minimum of 900 GPH flow. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!