Reef Central Online Community
Blue Zoo Aquatics

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > General Interest Forums > The Reef Chemistry Forum
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Old 10/18/2018, 12:47 PM   #1
Registered Member
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 105
Starting Triton Dosing

I FINALLY got my dosing pump and I'm ready to start dosing. I have a few questions.
With the Triton CORE 7 Other Methods, should I need to dose anything else or will this take care of everything?
Is my dosage based off of keeping the alkalinity steady at 8dKH?
When dosing, does there need to be any time between solutions, or can I dose all together? I know 3A and 3B can be mixed and doubled the amount of 1 and 2, but does there need to be any time in between 1-->2--->3A/B?
My tank is LPS dominate, but my algae refuge may be working TOO well, as I have NO nitrates. Should I expect to see any rise in nitrates in the future now that I'm dosing with CORE 7, or should I look at independently dosing nitrate?

75 gal display running since 5/14/18--29 gal sump Ocellaris Clown Pair, Flasher Wrasse, Bangaii Cardinal, Fire Shrimp pair, Skunk Cleaner, Blue Coral Banded Shrimp, Euphyllia, Monti Cap, Monti Digi. C
cjpitt80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10/18/2018, 09:26 PM   #2
RC Mod
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Mountain View, CA, USA
Posts: 87,773
Keeping the alkalinity steady at 8 dKH sounds like a fine goal.

You probably will be able to dose the chemicals at the same time if the dosing rate is slow enough. I'd dose into the display, since that gives the greatest dispersion. In a few cases, the high pH seems to be a problem, but that tends to be easy to spot: large tannish or whitish deposits on the walls or equipment, usually.

The Triton basic elements won't add any nitrate. You could consider adding a bit more food, as a first shot. What is the phosphate level like?

Jonathan Bertoni
bertoni is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:12 PM.

TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2019 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.