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Johnseye
10/10/2016, 12:47 PM
I am using a calcium reactor. This supplies my calcium and alkalinity needs, and I will not stop using a calcium reactor. I would like to supplement my other element requirements with Triton's. What exactly is in "Base Elements", "Core 7" and "Reef Core 7"? Is there an ingredients list somewhere? Red Sea, Fauna Marin and even the typically mysterious Korallen Zucht list what's in their A,B,C, D, 1,2,3,4 elements products. Triton stands on the grounds of comprehensive element analysis so I would think they share what's in their products. I just can't seem to find it.

If these 3 Triton products contain calcium chloride or sodium bicarbonate then I can not use them as supplements. If that's the case is my only option then to use Triton's stand alone element supplements to dose macro and trace elements?

I've attached a breakdown of the four distributors of macro and trace elements I listed above. I compiled the Triton list from their available stand alone products. The various spellings are from the manufacturer, but you can interpret what they should be in English.

bertoni
10/10/2016, 07:28 PM
I don't think those products contain any calcium or alkalinity, but it's hard to be sure. They sounds like typical mixes of trace elements. Calcium reactors add a lot of trace elements as they dissolve the media, so I'd be careful about adding more, personally.

Johnseye
10/10/2016, 08:46 PM
I don't think those products contain any calcium or alkalinity, but it's hard to be sure. They sounds like typical mixes of trace elements. Calcium reactors add a lot of trace elements as they dissolve the media, so I'd be careful about adding more, personally.
Triton will test for all the elements so I'm not concerned about adding extra. I'll be testing for it. Triton is supposed to be in lieu of a Calc reactor though so I know some of their element line has calcium and sodium bicarbonate in it. I just don't know if any of their 3 elements products have none. I don't want to buy any of their 4 part elements products if they have calc and alk. I'll either stick with Fauna or KZ and supplement what I'm short.

I'll also be using Dastaco media which I think is a very pure marble, not coral skeleton. Not many impurities, but we'll see.

bertoni
10/10/2016, 09:21 PM
Unfortunately, companies often make it completely unclear what's in their products. I'm not sure what we can do about it. You could add some to a batch of water and then check the parameters, although it's fairly pathetic to have to do that.