Ice Cap 3K Gyre Poisoning my tank?!?!

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  1. DSC reef

    DSC reef Coral wasted R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Looks like the same crud that came off of every power head I've used with ceramic impeller, never had an issue.
     
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    MarsRover Well-Known Member R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I do use marine pure blocks but not phosguard. Running cuprisorb and carbon.

    Sent another triton out yesterday to see if running the carbon and cuprisorb for the last month or two has helped
     
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    The Marinepure block explains the Aluminum. MP is known to leach Aluminum. Google "Marine Pure Aluminum". Here is my triton result: Screenshot_3.jpg

    At that time I had a 8x4x4 Marinepure block in the sump.

    I would suggest running Poly-Bio Marine Poly-Filter. There are some other copycat "polyfilters" in the market. Make sure to get the Poly Filter from Marinedepot: https://www.marinedepot.com/Poly_Fi...Media-Poly_Bio_Marine-PB1111-FIFMMEPM-vi.html . This thing has a very high binding capacity for copper, but it also binds many other heavy metals including Aluminum, Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Zinc, Iron. It has been extensively laboratory tested for its efficiency. I usually like to run a Poly Filter once every 2 or 3 months to remove any potentially accumulated heavy metal or toxin that I dont know of. I run it for 2 weeks and then throw it away. Don't run it all the time because it can potentially strip the water of some trace elements such as iron. Even copper may be beneficial for corals at very low levels.
     
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    Ugh lol why don't they post this info on the pages of the product!!

    Hopefully Germany gets my water soon so we can see where I'm at but this product looks interesting. Thank you!
     
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    Any update?
     
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    So, I sealed the gyre magnets with silicone and am running poly-filter pads now and doing ~25gallon per week water changes. Going to send in another test in a few weeks (once i reach the 6 water changes). This is where I was at 11 Jan 2018.

    No idea where the Lithium, Vanadium, or barium are coming from....

    I suspect the silicon is coming from my portland cement rocks

    Screen Shot 2018-02-12 at 11.15.50 AM.png Screen Shot 2018-02-12 at 11.15.56 AM.png
     
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