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Old 03/07/2018, 01:44 PM   #1
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Help with Triton results

Hello everyone
Just got my triton results back.
Want someone to review it and give feedback.
Seems Lithium and Boron is very high.
Not sure of the consequences.
If I even need to decrease them and if I do, how to do it.
Any thing else standing out?

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Old 03/07/2018, 02:18 PM   #2
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Ba is barium not boron.

On my triton results, I also had highly elevated barium (225.2 g/l). Looking at it, I found it is relatively common in triton test. It is strange since barium would not be very soluble in reef conditions and would quickly react with sulfate and precipitate. So it might be a measurement error.

One non-error explanation is that it is leaching from GFO media due presence of Barium ferrite.

Lithium is used in glass industry, electronics and certain catalysis in polymer chemistry. So potential sources would be your tank glass, an electronic component that came into contact with water, or any polymer based absorbed you used.

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Old 03/07/2018, 09:22 PM   #3
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I think the numbers are acceptable, given the limits of the testing methodology. I wouldn't worry.

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