Trigger Systems Platinum Setup Video Incomplete

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So. I watched the "Setup" video and even looked through the BRSTV videos and it seems to me they leave out quite a bit of information. I watched the video. Followed the instructions...then when the video ends...I've got parts all over the place and bits that were never explained.

If I missed a video on the trigger website that answers these questions...please point me in the right direction.

#1. It mentions nothing about the bulkheads that come with the the sump. I understand people are going to reply that it's pretty standard and there are also many ways to do it. I get it...but I'm not very creative...I want DETAILED instructions on how/where those bulkheads go. The two together are clearly a primary/secondary or primary/emergency and dump directly into the filter roller area. I got that. My setup came with a 3rd bulkhead which could either be used to attach another drain (emergency in my case) into the 2nd chamber....OR...as I set it up...in the final camber to connect the pump to my return plumbing. I used silicon from the pump to the bulkhead...then flexible PVC from the other side of the bulkhead to my plumbing. The sump is drilled so that the bulkhead fits either the 2nd or last chamber.

#2. The refugium to return section setup. I have two plates and a "sponge" of some sort. I had to look at a BRS video to find a split second where it showed that. No mention of this in the "initial setup" video from trigger systems. 10 seconds in the video to explain would fix this problem.

#3. Top off/dosing quick connectors. No mention anywhere how to install. Yeah...it really is a no brainer...but for this kinda money I would expect to see at least 10 seconds in the video dedicated to this.

#4. The probes and/or rubber O-rings. 2nd chamber has housing for four probes. Conveniently my Neptune has four probes so it's really easy. However also need to dedicate 10 seconds in the video to this one. It also appears the "what's in the box" part of the website lists six small and two large O-rings. I did not get any "large" O-rings in my bags of parts.

#5 Cord holders...found some pictures on this forum of how one person set it up...Just not sure that's "correct". Need another 10 seconds in the video to clear up the confusion
 
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I empathize with your plight. So many pieces of hardware with so little information that leave the end user to figure it out on there own. I think that would be ok with something that’s <50 dollars, however we spend hundreds.
Couldn't agree more. I will admit that most of the things I pointed out are pretty "minor"...but with the complexity of this stuff nowdays....would it really hurt them to print a set of instructions? I'm fine with the video. I suppose it saves them some money in the long run...but if you're going to do that...then it needs to be a complete start to finish unboxing all the way to startup/initial adjustment of the switches.
 

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I’m trying to figure out where the O-rings go. I’ve looked all over to see where they would fit and noting in comparison to size. Anyone know where they would be used?
 
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I'm under the impression they are for any probes you install in the probe rack. I put the probe through the hole in the rack then slide the o-ring on the end and rolled it up to the bottom of the rack. To me that worked because it kept the probes in the rack.
 
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I'm under the impression they are for any probes you install in the probe rack. I put the probe through the hole in the rack then slide the o-ring on the end and rolled it up to the bottom of the rack. To me that worked because it kept the probes in the rack.
Thank you, I put a couple on the return coupling side to help reduce vibration. I believe I have more and will use them just for this.
 
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