The new line of Trigger Systems Triton series sumps are a bit of a departure from their “gem” labeled lines being designed and named for the Triton Method developed by Triton as a method that uses rigorous testing, smart dosing and no water changes.
The Trigger Systems Triton series fits the type and size of sump briefly detailed in their method — holding 10-20% of the tank volume with a separate algae refuge which in turn flows into the main sump where you run filtration and apply reagent dosing.
There are two sizes at the moment, the Trigger Systems Triton 34 Refugium Sump and the Trigger Systems Triton 44 Refugium Sump. Each are named after the length, with the 34 being 34 in. long 15 in. wide and 15 in. high and the Triton 44 being 44 in. x 16 in. x 15 in. The Triton 34 is designed for tanks up to 100 gallons and the Triton 44 for 200 gallon systems.
Other nuances of the sump and refugium include adjustable water levels for the skimmer section (7 to 9.5 in. marked with laser etchings) as well as an adjustable refugium water level to helps cut down on water noise going to the skimmer section.
The Triton method calls for a variety of algae and since some may float and move around, Trigger Systems included a handy blocker to keep the floating algae away from the sump baffle teeth. They also note it can help keep extra light from spilling over into the skimmer section. There is also a refugium lid to cut down on evaporation.
The sumps come with three 1 in. drains attached to a removable plate. This helps keep evaporation and salt creep down but can be removed for different plumping. To keep the probes and dosing lines in place, there are 4 holders in the skimmer section of the sump. There is also a media platform on the upward water flow side of the final baffle to hold media blocks or bags allowing for water to pass through.
Finally, for a company that has been all about colors, their choice of color choice for the Triton line of sumps was done with a purpose. To stick with a clean look, they chose to make the front of clear acrylic but made the back black letting you hide excess cords behind your sump. Many of the accents and the side walls are a translucent blue that adds a little bit of character to your sump without being too overpowering.
The refugium section has black baffles keeping your refugium light from spilling out into other chambers of the sump and the pure white bottom of the sump helps reflect light back up into the refugium and lets you see when detritus is building up.
The Trigger Systems Triton 34 retails around $470 or so and the larger Triggers Systems Triton 34 retails for around $550.