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Three steps to a successful reef aquarium with the Triton Method.
Step 1 – Status quo
We recommend an initial water analysis to prepare your aquarium for care using the TRITON method. Based on the laboratory results, the diversity of species and the population of your reef, we offer you the 'status quo' – a mix of materials composed specifically for your aquarium, which is added to your tank on a one-time basis. Adding the 'status quo' balances dosage shortfalls in your tank and allows your water to mirror the quality of seawater as closely as possible.
Steps 2 and 3 follow to ensure long-term consistency of this water quality.
Step 2 – Basic care
TRITON Elementz basic care, consisting of three different solutions containing over a hundred relevant materials for your aquarium, can be added to the water by hand or using a dosing pump. This ensures that all the coral, snails, prawns and other sea dwellers living in your reef aquarium are caredfor optimally.
How is the individual dosage amount determined?
a) Setting the carbonate hardness
At the very start the carbonate hardness of your aquarium should be measured and, if necessary, raised to 8 KH degrees, for instance with TRITON Alk-Stabilizer.
Only then can the addition of TRITON Elementz be begun.
b) Determining the consumption of Elementz
To begin with, add doses of 10 ml of all three Elementz solutions per 100 l of tank contents every day. Please be sure to add the elements individually and at different places in the tank, in order to preclude the agents reacting with one another.
Test for carbonate hardness on a daily basis. If it increases, reduce the quantity of each Elementz solution. If the hardness decreases, slowly increase the quantity added. Measure carbonate hardness every day until it remains constant; once this has occurred, you have arrived at your individual dosage of Elementz.
c) Need for adjustment of dosage
Experience shows that conversion to the TRITON method results in significant coral growth and the consumption of Elementz rises as well. For this reason you should measure carbonate hardness regularly in the first few months – ideally 3 – 4 times a week – so that consumption can be adjusted, if necessary.
Step 3 – Individual supplementary care
Depending on the number, size and composition of animals in the tank, higher consumption of boron, lithium, potassium, magnesium, strontium, fluoride or other materials may occur. TRITON offers these elements for supplementary dosage in the product series 'Trace Base'.
How are individual requirements determined?
Two water tests with an interval of 30 days are conducted in order to establish precise monthly consumption and determine what substances may be missing. It is possible to accurately calculate consumption from the difference of the concentration of substances of each individual element and to add the element, if necessary.