Arsenic?

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  1. CMO

    CMO Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    My latest ICP test shows a fair amount of arsenic for the first time. A few questions:
    • Where might have arsenic come from? Its been at zero in my last 2 tests. The only change to my system since the last test was the addition of AL 99 PO4 remover.
    • Is there any way to remove arsenic without a water change?
    Thanks
     
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  2. EmdeReef

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    following, my test showed the same
     
  3. HolisticBear

    HolisticBear Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I recall hearing that treatment facilities use GFO remove arsenic. Someone else should have more info.
     
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    maroun.c Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Article Contributor

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    Me and another reefer got arsenic as well today for the first time. Another reefer testing for first time also had arsenic. Looks like a bad calibration of Triton ICP machine today?
     
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    Halal Hotdog Active Member

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    Might be an issue on Triton's end. If you see no issues in your tank then you may want to hold off on making any drastic changes.
     
  6. CMO

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    Interesting. It's not too high so I guess I'll hold off for another test to confirm. Thanks
     
  7. Joe Batt

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    HaHa definitely sounds like something was off at Triton today.... I also had arsenic for the first time ever out of nowhere......
     
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  8. CMO

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    Sure sounds that way. I sent in an ATI test today to compare.
     
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  9. Joe Batt

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    What do you think Tim@Triton ?
     
  10. eatmoreyeah

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    Also had a bit show up in my ICP yesterday. Previous tests show 0.
     
  11. maroun.c

    maroun.c Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Article Contributor

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    Keep us posted on the comparison results please
     
  12. CMO

    CMO Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Will do.
     
  13. Tim@Triton

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    Hi guys, yeah we are looking into this now, will circle back shortly.
     
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    Ok, thanks for bringing this to our attention, we have found the problem, those affected should be receiving an email very shortly and the corrected analysis soon after.
     
  15. Joe Batt

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    Thanks Tim..... showing 0 now
     
  16. Tphill

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    Hey, check into why my ICP test had a PO4 of 2.25522 a month after a reading of .01989612.
     
  17. Weevo

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    Weird. My test just showed high levels too and I figured I would do the test because my tank looks it's best it ever has. So I'm confused
     
  18. Zwogle

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    Slightly related to the thread, but yes GFO removes arsenic, I am on well water w/arsenic, we opted for a whole home filter and all it is an almost 5ft tall reactor filled with GFO.
     
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