Triton method water testing, THOUGHTS

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Triton method water testing, THOUGHTS

Postby electraglide999 on Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:07 pm

In watching BRS Macna speaker, this new water testing method seems promising but of course followed by cost.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPs1WCd ... wXIxydJ86A

And today I seen there is company in the US providing this service.
http://www.reefs.com/blog/2014/10/30/tr ... more-53946

http://uniquecorals.com/triton/triton-l ... pping.html

Just figure I would try to stir up some discussions here on MARS>
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Re: Triton method water testing, THOUGHTS

Postby salmonshutters on Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:36 pm

I have seen a lot of this lately on some of the other reef forums. I think it is way over priced, however if you have a specific sps reef I could see investing it in to get the optimal colors and growth. But then the question is how often to get your water tested?
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Postby Socratic Monologue on Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:01 pm

Sounds interesting. I'm not sure how useful it would be on many of the parameters that it tests for, though -- Ca, for instance, only needs to be stable +/- 10% of NSW levels, which is within the precision of decent home test kits. And elements such as I, Si and Mo have been pretty much dismissed as irrelevant, since there seems to be no difference between dosing high amounts of these elements vs never dosing them (recall the strontium/molybdenum craze of the 1990s that petered out with nothing to show for it).
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Postby drdavis on Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:25 am

I have used AWT before when I have had problems. The reports you receive give clear guidance that can improve any problem areas. They can also measure things we just do not have test kits for. The one suggestion I would have is that you should test your water using your test kits at the same time so tut you would have a point of reference for the amount of variability in our measurements.
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Re: Triton method water testing, THOUGHTS

Postby BraenDead on Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:45 pm

drdavis - what is AWT?

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Re: Triton method water testing, THOUGHTS

Postby drdavis on Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:03 pm

It is aquarium water testing. Similar to Triton. http://aquariumwatertesting.com

They use expensive lab equipment to test your water.
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Postby jservedio on Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:39 pm

I think it is super cool and would be a great resource for trying to track down elusive chemistry issues or just checking a couple times a year to make sure the stuff we can't test for isn't drifting too far out of whack. I know once Unique gets set up with their testing I will probably take a shot with it to see where I stand.

I am always weary of some of the more complex tests (like potassium, strontium, iodine, etc.) and would love to see how the hobby test kits stack up against lab equipment. At the very worst, I'll find out exactly what the error factor is on my Hanna Alk checker so I will be able to correct for any error with my checker/cuvette/method combo and see just how high/low I am reading - that's gotta be worth $30.
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