Plumbing sump w/ dual filter socks

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Hello,

I’ve got a question about setting up this Trigger Ruby 36 Sump. My question is about plumbing the dual filter socks. I’m currently in the process of selecting an overflow, but what I want to know is if I go with a bean-animal design would I want my primary drain to feed one of the socks while the secondary Durso style feeds the other or would I want to T-off my primary drain so it feeds both socks equally?

What if I went with a Herbie, I assume I’d want to T-off the primary in that case or should I avoid this design with this particular sump all together?

Thanks for any feedback. Cheers!

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I don't know if it's proper but the bean animals I've seen set up, each overflow pipe comes down on its own into the chamber or sock using two 45's to kick in the pipe under the sump.

Id think if you t them off, it'll be quite a bit louder as the water will be trying to equalize between both lines back pressure.
 

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I would use 2 with the bean animal as you said, or 1 with the herbie. Just because it has 2 doesn’t mean you have to use them.
 
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I would use 2 with the bean animal as you said, or 1 with the herbie. Just because it has 2 doesn’t mean you have to use them.
I don't know if it's proper but the bean animals I've seen set up, each overflow pipe comes down on its own into the chamber or sock using two 45's to kick in the pipe under the sump.

Id think if you t them off, it'll be quite a bit louder as the water will be trying to equalize between both lines back pressure.
Gotcha - that's really the only way I've seen others set them up but since no instructions came with the sump I wasn't sure what was best - and I didn't think about the additional noise T'ing them off produce - Thanks for the input!
 
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Either way, Herbie or Beananimal, you should feed the primary full siphon line into one sock and feed the secondary trickle line into the other sock.

If you’re going Beananimal, the dry open channel emergency line can go into the refugium chamber with the outlet elevated above the water level in the sump so you can hear the water splashing if the emergency line is triggered.
 

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Hello,

I’ve got a question about setting up this Trigger Ruby 36 Sump. My question is about plumbing the dual filter socks. I’m currently in the process of selecting an overflow, but what I want to know is if I go with a bean-animal design would I want my primary drain to feed one of the socks while the secondary Durso style feeds the other or would I want to T-off my primary drain so it feeds both socks equally?

What if I went with a Herbie, I assume I’d want to T-off the primary in that case or should I avoid this design with this particular sump all together?

Thanks for any feedback. Cheers!

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