ATI ICP testing results

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Just got my ATI ICP test results back and figured I would see if there was anything I should be concerned with. I recently had a minor tank crash, losing a fairly large torch and two other euphyllia colonies are struggling to stay alive. The high zinc and detectable copper are what initially jumped out at me. But the aluminum and chloride also seem to be on the high side. Salinity also seems to be a little out of whack.

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The chloride is never a concern if salinity is OK.

Your aluminum is no concern.

The copper may be a tad high, but I doubt that is the concern. I've had mine higher than that without apparent issue.

Zinc might be a concern. I'd look for metal parts in an around the water.

Nothing else jumps out at me.
 
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The chloride is never a concern if salinity is OK.

Your aluminum is no concern.

The copper may be a tad high, but I doubt that is the concern. I've had mine higher than that without apparent issue.

Zinc might be a concern. I'd look for metal parts in an around the water.

Nothing else jumps out at me.

I was going to ask about the carbonate hardness / dkh value. It seems lower than NSW. Also I recall once that ATI reported my salinity out of bounds but lower. The lads here in this sub forum recommended using a reference and/or calibration. Ever since I've not had that problem after correcting that mistake.

OP - do you have a recent ALK test? Also what did ATI recommend. Usually there is a tab/page that lists this and I'd be curious what they suggested.
 
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I was going to ask about the carbonate hardness / dkh value. It seems lower than NSW. Also I recall once that ATI reported my salinity out of bounds but lower. The lads here in this sub forum recommended using a reference and/or calibration. Ever since I've not had that problem after correcting that mistake.

OP - do you have a recent ALK test? Also what did ATI recommend. Usually there is a tab/page that lists this and I'd be curious what they suggested.
I don't have a recent one. The samples that were tested for that I collected on December 15th, so the likelyhood of it being similar are slim. My alk has never been that low when I've tested it though. The only thing they recommended was doing iodine at 0.02 mL for 2 days
 
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I don't have a recent one. The samples that were tested for that I collected on December 15th, so the likelyhood of it being similar are slim. My alk has never been that low when I've tested it though. The only thing they recommended was doing iodine at 0.02 mL for 2 days

Makes sense, and thanks. Was just curious.
 

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