High levels of TIN in my tank

Discussion in 'Triton Applied Reef Bioscience' started by mdd1986, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. ryshark

    ryshark Active Member

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    With this particular tank I have always struggled with acros. I think the Tin was in there from the beginning and didn't suddenly appear.
     

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    daelie Active Member Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

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    Out of curiosity, which carbon is this that removed tin from your tank?
     
  3. subnet88

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    I fought with growing SPS for years. Tin was definitely the culprit. TLF Metasorb fixed it for me. It removes a bunch of things. Look up Chelok from Periodic Products for a complete list of what it can remove.
     
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    Did you ever find the source? My issue is that the tin keeps coming back. I guess I could use Metasorb consistently, but that can't be good.
     
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    tastyfish Active Member UK Reef Club Member

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    It's a product in its test phase from Aquarium Connections in the UK.

    I've heard metasorb can remove tin, it will remove other elements also (I believe it can be regenerated as it's very expensive). You need to find the source of the tin though...
     
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    I have a thread from last December I had a similar situation. As many have said, I would start with you equipment. All of it, everything. As Humblefish recommend to me, go through a maintenance cycle on all your equipment, dismantle clean and inspect. Even your fresh seawater mixing equip. Mine was a Rusty heater in the mixing bucket, I was lucky I didn’t die it was so bad.
     
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    For me it was a rusting bolt on a Jeabo return pump.
     
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    TX_Punisher Well-Known Member

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    I’m fighting the same issue. Trying to narrow t down. I do have a few rusty hinges but not sure if that is it.
     
  9. ryshark

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    Let us know what you end up finding out. Maybe it is the hinges.
     
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    I still battle Tin but it's not that bad now, 7ug/l after six months of zero water changes. The worst offender was my Coralife UV filter with an exposed metal reflector.
     
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    I'm not familiar with UV sterilizers. Is the reflector something submerged or just something that goes around a bulb and it rusted?
     
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    It was a metal reflector inside the UV housing that was completely in contact with the water flowing by. rusty.jpg
     
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    Got a triton test done recently and have high tin levels.
    Had a 15yr old tunze powerhead I used to mix water and it had a little rust around the Mahoney and washer. I tossed it.
    Also have a corroding door hinge in my cabinet. Im going to replace that too.
    Checked all my other pumps and possible sources and those are the only two things I can find.
    Fingers crossed!
     
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    gtrider Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Okay so I couldn’t find new hinges.
    I have decided to remove them and coat them with acrylic pant, them put them back on and tape plastic around them.
    Does anyone think this is a bad idea?
     
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    Do you think the hinges ended up being what it was coming from?
     
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    I checked everything else. I found some rust in an old powerhead I mix water with, so I bounght a new MJ1200.
    The top hinges on my cabinet are about 3” from the top of my sump and the top left one was rusting..I open and close them all the time so I def think it’s a possibility.
    I plan on getting another icp test in a couple months and will def update this thread.
     
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    Always run a POLYFILTER somewhere in your system. keeps heavy metals in check.
     
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