BRS160 Update 4: Triton Method, here we come! | BRStv

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  1. randyBRS

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    Here we go, guys!

    We are going full bore Triton Method in this episode and Ryan shows you how we are going to achieve a successful conversion.

    Ohhh... You're also going to get a sneak peak (and a chance to win) the new Trigger Systems sumps exclusively made for the Triton Method!!

    Enjoy!



     
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    This is pretty exciting! I think this will be an interesting transition for the BRS 160 and I'll be sure to keep an eye for update videos in the future!

    However, I wish there was a way to implement this system on nano all-in-one aquariums. I just don't think there's enough room to do it successfully on something like my IM Nano 20.
     
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    I started dosing Core7 about a week ago on my brand new reef... not much demand yet, of course... Looking forward to seeing BRS's 160 progress with Triton right along side of my 150g peninsula :)
     
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    I like the idea of dosing right out of the bottles. Saves me money on dosing containers!
     
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    They don't look bad, and are well labeled... no worry about getting the wrong stuff in a container... Lots of good reasons for that.

    I just drilled a 1/4" hole in the lids and stuck a length of RO/DI tube in... easy as can be.
     
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    I am interested in converting to this method. However, I'm also curious about the Core 7 refill stations that was mentioned sometime earlier this year. Are there even any places out there in the US that have these Triton refill stations yet? I would love to convert over to Triton if I could get discounted refills versus buying a brand new set of bottles.
     
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    wondering if an ATS would be considered a source of macro algaes for the triton method? think it would?
     
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    This is super exciting for me. I just got my Triton goodies in the mail and will also be giving the full Triton method a try. Re-plumbing my return tomorrow to get better flow from my return. I am also using the Abyzz 200. I think you'll have enough flow on the 160! I hope I can pull off 10x flow on my 400g. I will also be able to check via the Neptune Systems FMK.

    One thing though I may not do it change out my Kessil H380 refugium light or remove my very small CO2 scrubber. Do you think that's a deal breaker?

    Also what will you do to keep your sand looking nice and clean?
     
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    Maybe the additional CO2 will help in the process of photosynthesis in the algae?
     
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    I remember seeing those as well, which looked AWESOME! I'm not sure what their plan is for those stations, but maybe Triton US can chime in here? :) (For some reason I can't tag them.. :( )

    -Randy
     
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    I've seen some pretty low nutrient systems operating on an ATS, it would be interesting to find out if they can compete with a large 10%-30% refugium!

    -Randy
     
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    Phew, that's going to be a lot of flow on your tank! :p I'd be interested in how the CO2 reactor media effects some minor or trace elements (if it does at all). I can say that the refugium growth didn't seem affected at all by the CO2 media. As far as the sand.... either we hire a goby or yours truly gets to put his hand in the tank and stir it up manually! :D

    -Randy
     
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    What percent refugium did you end up with after converting the filter sock area?
     
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    I think we decided that the measurements of the new fuge area put us right around 25-30gal. That works out to be right around 15%-20% of total water volume. :)

    -Randy
     
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    They recommend T5, so I can't imagine that the 1500 par growth spectrum of the H380 won't outdo a T5 setup.
     
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    I am in the process of doing the same thing, except starting from scratch with a 180G. Much of the same equipment too, (including that kick butt Abyzz A200). I've been trying to figure out a sump setup, looking for used tanks etc cause I couldn't find one new that met the Triton requirements. Any info on the size/ volume on the trigger sumps for Triton? How long till they'll be available?
     
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    I'm figuring my new ref is about 17%, of tank volume and about 12x turnover rate. That's a _ton_ of flow through a refugeum... all my previous refugeum setups were fairly slow flow.

    The Triton specific sumps are coming around, it appears... too late for me, I converted a cheap 55g tank. Works... doesn't look great, though. Maybe a 1 year anniversary upgrade ;)
     
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    Any thoughts on running without a skimmer on a system with a smaller bio/feeding load? Thinking about setting up a 75 gallon with just a large refugium and H380. Probably more of an Softie/LPS tank with just a couple of fish.
     
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    Crossing my fingers for us both : )
     
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    Very exciting! It's funny Ryan literally looks like he's in pain when he talks about removing some of the equipment heh heh
     
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