- Platinum Sump 26 Aquarium Sump - Trigger Systems
Trigger Systems has been testing their Platinum series for over a year and a half to make sure they have a solid, proven design. This series includes an automated, continuous mechanical filtration that replaces filter socks. Trigger has tested several different designs and found that having the fleece roll system sized to the sump is by far the most efficient. Their fleece rolls have been lasting 4 to over 6 months, unlike filter socks that need to be changed every few days. Every user so far has reported improved water quality, with some stating algae is no longer a problem. Trigger Systems Platinum 26 Sump uses an 8" wide x 150-foot long fleece roll that is included.
- Magnetic Sensor Slider
- Moveable and Removable Middle Partition wall
- Input Plate Gasket Reduces Salt Creep
- Four Dosing Tube Quick Connects
- Polycarbonate Lid Over Fleece Chamber
- Adjustable Water Level & Self Adjusting Top Platform
- Laser Engraved Water Markings
- Additional 1" Input Fitting for Modularity
This design will automatically roll new fleece to be filtered as soon as the fleece in the sump becomes dirty. Trigger Systems created a diamond pattern for the water to flow through which follows the gem theme, but purposely uses the most surface area on the fleece. Maximizing surface area is key in this design to allow the fleece to last longer and to allow for more water flow. The Platinum sumps have tested up to 3000 gph without any flow issues.
There was no expense on the Platinum line. Using a high torque motor which is critical when pulling the fleece in high flow applications and not burning up. They added a redundant shut off sensor to ensure the fleece roll stops when the return pump shuts off. There are wire channels that hide the wires. On all models except the cube, the middle wall that separates the skimmer and refugium sections is move-able and removable allowing you to ensure your skimmer fits and maximizing the area for the refugium. Or you can remove and have one large chamber. A few more details and specs are listed below.
Dimensions - 26" L x 13" W x 15" H
Fleece Chamber Max Height - 22"
Fleece Roll - 8" W x 150 Feet Long
Middle Section - 12.25" x 12.5"
Return Pump Section - 5" x 12.5"
Skimmer Water Level - 7" x 9.5"
Drain Input Fitting - 2x 1" Drain Input Fittings plus 1 extra movable 1" fitting
1x Trigger Platinum 26 Sump
2x Trigger Fleece Roll
Note: The time the fleece roll lasts and how much water flow can be pushed through may vary and depends on the return pump flow rate and how dirty the water is (bioload). It is expected that the first roll will be used up faster as it polishes the water.
Next level By Jay on 2/12/2020Jay would recommend this product to a friendThis thing is great. It really polishes the water nicely. Easy to set up and tune. I installed on an existing tank so I recommend using a filter pad for the first day if you stir things up. That will save the roll. That first hour it was really chewing through the roll so it took it out and stuck a pad in. After 1 day it cleared up nice and the roll isn't advancing to fast. Nitrates are much lower and I think I can push my weekly water changes up to Bi-weekly.
Careful if you follow the Trigger Video! By Liberty Reefing on 12/16/2019Liberty Reefing wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI bought an open box 26 and it arrived with a broken piece between the motor and roller. Granted the broken piece was most likely do to only partial disassembly and not proper protection during shipping, however, I went to the website and watched the assembly video anyway and all I can say is it is totally possible if you follow the video to crack the piece I had received broken. Probably the dissembler cracked it and then without full disassembly and poor protection... snap. You would have to leave some slop in the screws holding the roller holders on one side to allow the dirty side roller to be changed in the manner shown in the assembly video w/o cracking it. Otherwise it was a beautiful looking sump. I was to nervous about it to try again.
Hello, I am looking to add an underneath sump to my max E 260 and like this sump. With the shimmer in it would only leave a small portion to create a refugium. Would there even be a benefit to make a small refugium. It would be about 5x12.5.
Any refugium big or small would add some level of benefit from using it. If you are tight on space I would consider an algae scrubber instead.