Trigger Systems

Platinum Sump 26

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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 spared on the Platinum line. Using a high torque motor is critical to prevent overheating when pulling the fleece in high flow applications. 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

Max. Flow - 3000 gph

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


What's Included?

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.

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UPC 744271817157
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Product Questions

How many gallons is this rated to . Setting up 135 and limited to space. Has international overflow
Question by: Randall Van Natta on Jul 1, 2023, 4:05 PM
Hey there,
Thank you for reaching out to us. This is rated for a tank up to 130-gallons.

Please let me know if you need anything further and take care!
Answer by: Matt Lucero (BRS Staff) on Aug 1, 2023, 8:38 AM
would this handle a 75 gallon tank? The next size up won't fit inside the 75 gal tank stand...
Question by: Curt Myers on Sep 12, 2022, 3:50 PM
Hey there,
Thank you for reaching out to us. Yes, for a 75-gallon tank, anything over 15-gallons will work.

Please let me know if you need anything further and take care!
Answer by: Matt Lucero (BRS Staff) on Sep 13, 2022, 7:53 AM
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.
Question by: Corey Chism on Feb 1, 2020, 2:24 PM
Hey there!

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.

Take care
Answer by: Thomas Billington on Feb 6, 2020, 10:23 AM