Vertex packed their booth full of MACNA goodies this year, with some of their biggest news being the availability of a brand new line of PVC and acrylic sumps. As is obvious from the photos, these new sump are designed to match both the aesthetics and functionality of the rest of the Vertex product line. The majority of the sump’s body is made from white PVC (top, bottom, and all but one side) with a large acrylic viewing window for viewing. Each model comes with a variety of different accessories, which could include filter sock holders, probe holders, tubing that stylishly connects dosing systems, an adjustable baffle leading into the return section, and several more. The new Vertex sumps, which are quite similar the Royal Exclusiv Dreambox, at least in appearance, are welded together with PVC welding solvents that find their way between joints. The sumps are also eurobraced, a design that typically just adds rigidity to the structure to prevent unwanted bowing, but with these sumps it’s a little different.