My first Triton Test results

I got my first Triton Test results today. I embedded the full report at the end of this post. Here is a summary of the problem areas

Low levels of Aluminium have been found in your system. 

This is normal if you are using an aluminium based PO4 media. However try to find the contamination. To assist you in finding the source of error, we have listed them the most common sources of aluminium (sorted in descending order of frequency):

  1. Aluminium based Phosphate remover
  2. Zeolite
  3. Metals in water

Use ROWAphos phosphate media to remove the aluminium.


Low levels of Lead have been found in your system. 

Although not as dangerous at very low levels it is important that you check your system for any possible contaminations. To assist you in finding the source of error, we have listed the most common sources of lead (sorted in descending order of frequency):

  1. Contaminated sea salt mixtures
  2. Contaminated salts such as calcium chloride
  3. Contaminated trace elements
  4. Contaminated feed for fish or coral

If you have problems in your tank, TRITON DETOX should be applied before the water changes.

Application DETOX: Take activated carbon and Phosphate media out of the system, add 3ml Detox / 100l of aquarium water. After 3 days, put on fresh activated carbon (Phosphate media can now also be introduced again), activated carbon should be changed after 7 days.Monitor levels over future ICP-OES tests.

Your Potassium levels are too low.

Please dose as recommended in the DOSE tab.

Your Boron levels are slightly low.

Please dose as recommended in the DOSE tab.

Your Lithium levels are slightly elevated. 

Check for possible contamination source. To help you in your search for the source of error, we have listed them the most common lithium sources (sorted in descending order of frequency):

  1. Trace element overdose / contamination
  2. Contaminated salts / contaminated magnesium salts
  3. Artificial Rock/ Reef ceramics
  4. Food

If you are dosing additional lithium on top of regular doses then stop.

Your Barium levels are too high. 

Check for possible contamination source. To help you in your search for the source of error, we have listed the most common sources of Barium (sorted in descending order of frequency):

  1. Phosphate iron-based (except ROWAphos or PhosBan)
  2. Contaminated salts
  3. Contaminated trace elements, in particular strontium
  4. Dried fishfood

Use AL99 PO4 remover to remove Barium

Your Phosphorus / phosphate levels are too high. 

Check for possible contamination source. To help you in your search for the source of error, we have listed the most common reasons (sorted in descending order of frequency):

  1. Overfeeding, especially with dry food or not washed-frozen foods
  2. No Phosphate in the system
  3. Too much vegetable food
  4. Too little flow, "Gammel corners" in the aquarium
  5. Weak filtration / skimming
  6. use of supplements to increase nutrients

Renew or increase PO4 media, feed less, wash frozen food, avoid dried foods (flakes or pellets)
 

The aluminum levels are probably high because until recently I was using ZEOvit. The high phosphate is really concerning, I have no algea issues but I will be adding a Pax Bellum cheato reactor soon to bring this down. Other than that overall the test results were positive and I only have a few things to fix or keep an eye on.

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