icp test results

jose hernandez

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so sent out a icp test a week ago and this is what came back what should i do my tank looks better than its ever been

Unwanted heavy metals (200 Gallons)
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Hg0 µg/l0.1 µg/l-0.10
Se0 µg/l0.1 µg/l-0.10
Cd0 µg/l0.1 µg/l-0.10
Sn0 µg/l0.1 µg/l-0.10
Sb0 µg/l0.1 µg/l-0.10
As0 µg/l0.1 µg/l-0.10
Al68 µg/l2 µg/l66.00
Pb0 µg/l0.1 µg/l-0.10
Ti0 µg/l0.1 µg/l-0.10
Cu0 µg/l0.1 µg/l-0.10
La0 µg/l0.1 µg/l-0.10
Sc0 µg/l0.1 µg/l-0.10
W0 µg/l0.1 µg/l-0.10
Macro-Elements (200 Gallons)
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Na10789 mg/l10700 mg/l89.00
Ca419 mg/l440 mg/l-21.00
Mg1212 mg/l1370 mg/l-158.00
K379 mg/l400 mg/l-21.00
Br57 mg/l62 mg/l-5.00
B3.411 mg/l4.5 mg/l-1.09
Sr7.806 mg/l8 mg/l-0.19
S788 mg/l900 mg/l-112.00
Li-Group (200 Gallons)
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Li269 µg/l200 µg/l69.00
Ni1.275 µg/l5 µg/l-3.72
Mo7.322 µg/l12 µg/l-4.68
I-Group (200 Gallons)
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V0 µg/l1.2 µg/l-1.20
Zn6.233 µg/l4 µg/l2.23
Mn1.119 µg/l2 µg/l-0.88
I17 µg/l60 µg/l-43.00
Fe-Group (200 Gallons)
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Cr0 µg/l0.1 µg/l-0.10
Co0 µg/l0.1 µg/l-0.10
Fe20 µg/l0.1 µg/l19.90
Ba-Group (200 Gallons)
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Ba2.179 µg/l10 µg/l-7.82
Be0 µg/l0.1 µg/l-0.10
Si-Group (200 Gallons)
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Si132 µg/l100 µg/l32.00
Nutrient-Group (200 Gallons)
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P7.934 µg/l6 µg/l1.93
PO40.02427804 mg/l0.01836 mg/l0.006

We detected elements in your water that can be harmful for your tank.
More information about each element is listed below.
To remedy this we recommend carrying out 6 x 15% water changes with Tropic Marin Pro salt or Red Sea Salt (blue bucket), spread over 6 weeks
Low levels of Aluminium have been found in your system.

This is normal if you are using an aluminium based PO4 media. However try to find the contamination. To assist you in finding the source of error, we have listed them the most common sources of aluminium (sorted in descending order of frequency):

1. Aluminium based Phosphate remover
2. Zeolite
3. Metals in water
Use ROWAphos phosphate media to remove the aluminium.
Your Calcium levels are slightly low.
Check for accuracy of home Ca test kit if used.

Please dose as recommended in the DOSE tab.
Your Magnesium levels are too low.
Please check your magnesium test kit for accuracy.

Please dose as recommended in the DOSE tab.
Your Lithium levels are slightly elevated.

Check for possible contamination source. To help you in your search for the source of error, we have listed them the most common lithium sources (sorted in descending order of frequency):

1. Trace element overdose / contamination
2. Contaminated salts / contaminated magnesium salts
3. Artificial Rock/ Reef ceramics
4. Food
If you are dosing additional lithium on top of regular doses then stop.
Your Zinc levels are slightly elevated.

Check for possible contamination source. Check for possible contamination source. To assist you in finding the source of error, we have listed the most common sources of zinc (sorted in descending order of frequency):

1. Contaminated trace elements
2. Hand Cream applied before working in the aquarium
3. Contaminated salts
To remedy this we recommend carrying out 6 x 15% water changes with Tropic Marin Pro salt or Red Sea Salt (blue bucket), spread over 6 weeks
Your Iron levels are too high.

Check for possible contamination source. To help you in finding the source of error, we have listed them the most common sources of iron (sorted in descending order of frequency):

1. Trace element overdose / contamination
2. Metals near or in the aquarium (as rusty clamps or screws)
3. Iron based Phosphate remover (too much flow in reactor)
4. Low pH in the aquarium
Low levels of Aluminium have been found in your system.

This is normal if you are using an aluminium based PO4 media. However try to find the contamination. To assist you in finding the source of error, we have listed them the most common sources of aluminium (sorted in descending order of frequency):

1. Aluminium based Phosphate remover
2. Zeolite
3. Metals in water
Use ROWAphos phosphate media to remove the aluminium.

Very important for your aquarium
Ca: We have detected a lack of calcium.
A calcium dosage may have the following advantages for your aquarium:
- Calcium is essential for calcification
- Important for the development of healthy coral skeleton
- A lack of calcium can have very bad effects on the aquarium, please act quickly to restore.
To restore the natural value, they refer to our recommended dosage.
Ca: We recommend the corrective dosage be carried out over 2 days. For the first 1 days the daily dosage should be 75.7ml. On the last day please use 53.59ml.
Mg: We have detected a lack of magnesium.
A magnesium dosage can have the following benefits for your aquarium:
- Essential for calcification
- Important for the development of healthy coral skeleton of SPS and LPS corals
To restore the natural value, please refer to our recommended dosage.
Mg: We recommend the corrective dosage be carried out over 8 days. For the first 7 days the daily dosage should be 378.5ml. On the last day please use 341.8ml.
K: We have detected a lack of potassium.
A potassium dose may have the following advantages for your aquarium:
- Can promote the coloring of SPS
- Can have a positive effect on the bacterial flora
To restore the natural value, they refer to our recommended dosage.
K: We recommend the corrective dosage be carried out over 2 days. For the first 1 days the daily dosage should be 151.4ml. On the last day please use 52.49ml.
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Important for your aquarium
I: We have detected a lack of iodine.
A Iodine dose can have the following benefits for your aquarium:
- Improves overall health of SPS corals and macroalgae
- Promotes metabolic processes in the reef aquarium
- Can be helpful against parasites and inhibit their reproduction
To restore the natural value, please refer to our recommended dosage.
I: We recommend the corrective dosage of 6.51 ml for 1 day.
I: We recommend a daily maintenance dose of 0.65ml. If this dose is very low, then this can be alternatively be dosed weekly (daily dose x7).
B: We have detected a lack of boron.
A boron dosage can have the following benefits for your aquarium:
- Stabilization of the pH value in the aquarium
- Can promote the colour and health of SPS and LPS
To restore the natural value, please refer to our recommended dosage.
B: We recommend the corrective dosage be carried out over 3 days. For the first 2 days the daily dosage should be 75.7ml. On the last day please use 54.96ml.
Sr: We have detected a lack of strontium.
A strontium dose may have the following advantages for your aquarium:
- Can positively affect coral health
- Important for the development of healthy coral skeleton
To restore the natural value, please refer to our recommended dosage.
Sr: We recommend the corrective dosage of 17.99 ml for 1 day.
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Not important but beneficial for your aquarium
Br: We have detected a lack of bromine.
A Bromine dose can have the following benefits for your aquarium:
- Can promote the color and health of SPS and LPS
- Bromine should be dosed carefully, as too high bromine value can be dangerous for the aquarium
To restore the natural value, please refer to our recommended dosage.
Br: We recommend the corrective dosage be carried out over 2 days. For the first 1 days the daily dosage should be 37.85ml. On the last day please use 32.27ml.
S: We have detected a lack of sulphur.
A sulfate dosage may have the following advantages for your aquarium:
- Helps the coral to build it`s skeleton
- Can promote LPS / SPS coloring and growth
To restore the natural value, please refer to our recommended dosage.
S: We recommend the corrective dosage be carried out over 12 days. For the first 11 days the daily dosage should be 189.25ml. On the last day please use 93.03ml.
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Mn: We have detected a lack of manganese.
A Manganese dose may have the following advantages for your aquarium:
- Can be useful for keeping LPS corals, for example, Goniopora respond very positively to Manganese dosage
- Can promote better polyp extension
To restore the natural value, please refer to our recommended dosage.
To keep this value, refer to our maintenance dose. For calculating the maintenance dose proceed as follows:
1 Test: dose maintenance dose xml
2 Test: old maintenance dosing xml (from the 1st test) + new maintenance dose (from the 2nd test) xml dosing.
3 Test:: old maintenance dosing xml (from the 1st test) + old maintenance dosing xml (from the 2nd test) + new maintenance dose xml meter (from the 3rd Test). Thereafter, the dosage should not be increased, even though the analysis indicates a value of 0.
Mn: We recommend the corrective dosage of 6.66 ml for 1 day.
Mn: We recommend a daily maintenance dose of 0.56ml. If this dose is very low, then this can be alternatively be dosed weekly (daily dose x7).
Mo: We have detected a lack of molybdenum.
A molybdenum dose may have the following advantages for your aquarium:
- Can promote enzymatic processes in the reef aquarium
- Can promote the color of SPS and LPS
- Too high a dosage of molybdenum can be detrimental to the aquarium, please dose carefully.
To restore the natural value, please refer to our recommended dosage.
Mo: We recommend the corrective dosage of 35.44 ml for 1 day.
V: We have detected a lack of vanadium.
A vanadium dosage may have the following advantages for your aquarium:
- Can have a positive effect on the growth of sponges, sea squirts and SPS and LPS corals
- Can promote a better polyp extension
- May intensify the color of Acropora and Montipora
To restore the natural value, please note our dosing recommendation.
To keep this value, please note our maintenance dose. For calculating the maintenance dose proceed as follows:
1st Test: dose maintenance dose xml
2nd Test: old maintenance dosing xml (from the 1st test) + new maintenance dose meter (from the 2nd test) XML.
3. Test:: old maintenance dosing xml (from the 1st test) + old maintenance dosing xml (from the 2nd test) + new maintenance dose xml meter (from the 3rd Test).
4. Test: see above. Thereafter, the dosage should not be increased, even though the analysis indicates a value of 0.
V: We recommend the corrective dosage of 0.91 ml for 1 day.
V: We recommend a daily maintenance dose of 0.06ml. If this dose is very low, then this can be alternatively be dosed weekly (daily dose x7).
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Fine-tuning Level 1 ( Advanced )
Ni: Warning, dangerous element for the aquarium. Dosage for professional, experienced aquarists only!
A nickel dose may have the following advantages for your aquarium:
- Can improve the color image of coral
- Can improve the overall health of LPS and SPS corals
Attention, the concentration of nickel in natural seawater is so low that it can not be detected. If a dose is desired, begin with the recommended dosage listed below and test the value regularly in our laboratory. If nickel are detected, they have overdosed and should adjust the dose immediately. You can increase the dosage of nickel slowly until they see a positive effect.
Ni: We recommend the corrective dosage be carried out over 2 days. For the first 1 days the daily dosage should be 15.14ml. On the last day please use 13.03ml.
 
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I dont see anything freakishly weird. Al as well as Zn are a bit high, check your plumbing and look for anything metallic that's not supposed to be where it is.
V is lacking, you might want to supplement that if you're serious about keeping SPS.
 
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i have a reefer 750xxl v3 as far as plumbing all i did was hard plumb the return with pvc the other 2 i left it with it original plumbing what is v
 
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says mag is low but tested with salifert and get 1470 should i go with whats recommended kind of scared to dose that much mag dont really understand any of this
 

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Do you use RODI?
Mg is a little low, but at that level it shouldnt pose a problem.Buy liquid Mg supplement and bump it up to 1300
And dont worry about overdosing Mg, I've seen succesful tanks with 1800
 
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I don't see any apparent issues, except possibly you may benefit from some trace element supplementation (iron, manganese, etc.).

I agree that a small boost to magnesium and also potassium may be useful.

VERY strange advice that they "detected a lack of calcium" when the reported value is within 1 ppm of the normal level of calcium in 35 ppt seawater. lol
 
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i use esv bionic for alk cal and mag i used brightwells cheatogrow along with microbacter 7 thats all ive dosed and ive i stopped both cheatogrow and microbacter 7
 
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I’m using rodi as far as aluminum could my ro unit contribute to that I just changed out the membranes and the carbon and resin
 
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Just tested mag and it showing above 1400 on my salifert should I use another kit to compare also calcium was low where do I check for alk on the graph wanna cross check it
 
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I don't see any apparent issues, except possibly you may benefit from some trace element supplementation (iron, manganese, etc.).

I agree that a small boost to magnesium and also potassium may be useful.

VERY strange advice that they "detected a lack of calcium" when the reported value is within 1 ppm of the normal level of calcium in 35 ppt seawater. lol

This is funny, I see this often with my tests...detected lack of x, suggest you dose .01 ml for 1 day :p
 
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icp was from triton but im still confused it says to dose 378.5ml mag for 7 days then 341.8ml the last day thats alot for a 200 gallon system
 

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