- Dimensions: 39" long x 16" wide x 15" high
- Skimmer Section: 14" x 15.5"
- Center/Refugium Section: 10.5" x 15.5"
- Return Pump Section: 6" x 15.5"
- Total Water Volume: 40 gallons
- Skimmer Water Level: 7" to 9.5" adjustable
- Drain Input Fittings: 3
- Filter Socks: 3
All Trigger 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.
Small things in the design aspect will pay off considerably when putting the sumps to use. A simple example is that we 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. All of our sumps come with a refugium section that can be used to house other equipment if a refugium is not desired on the particular setup.
The Sapphire series introduces several new features not found anywhere else.
Each Sapphire sump comes with two plates that can be placed into Section 1:
Filter Sock Plate with 100 micron filter socks
Foam Block Distribution Plate with foam block
The Foam Block Distribution Plate is perforated with holes and can be used when filter socks are not desired or in the case when the filter socks need to be changed or cleaned but replacement socks are not readily available and you want to maintain some level of mechanical filtration. In this case, simply remove the Filter Sock Plate and install the Foam Block Distribution Plate with the foam block on top.
The Foam Block Distribution Plate may also be used on top of the Filter Sock Plate with filter socks installed. This will help to distribution the water more evenly across all socks so that the filter socks will last longer before clogging. This also helps to silence the water noise by slowing down and spreading the water more evenly across the surface area of all of the socks. The foam block filter can be placed on top of the Foam Block Distribution Plate as shown below to enhance even further the silencing and distribution of water and also allow even longer times before the socks become clogged by providing a pre-filter before the socks.
Adjustable Water Level
Water level in the sump is adjustable from 7" to 9.5" to accommodate for the water height requirements for different protein skimmers.
Self Adjusting Foam Block
As the water level is adjusted by sliding the wall up and down, the foam block sponge filter and the perforated plate that it sits on will also move up and down automatically. This is important to maintain the correct location of the foam block sponge filter with respect to the sump water height.
All Sapphire sumps come with a probe holder that can hold up to three probes. The two outside holes are 0.63" in diameter and the center hole is 0.8" in diameter to fit different sized probes.
All Sapphire sumps also come with 4 holes in the top support brace for holding in place 1/4" OD tubing from reactors, dosing pumps, ATO, etc.
Laser Water Level
Subtle water level markings are laser engraved on the inside wall to help when setting the adjustable wall to the desired water level.
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