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27May2022 (test results same day as the Triton ICP test reults sent out)

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ALK: 7.03
CAL: 475
MAG: 1364
PH: 8.17

Milwaukee Pin point PH meter: 7.9
Milwaukee salinity reader: 1.024-1.025
Hannah Phosphate reader: .09

Salifert test kits

ALK: 7.7
CAL: 475
MAG: 1350
Nitrate: 10

These are the test numbers I ran prior to sending out the ICP, I will update as the results come back. Current situation has a few corals (Montipora Digitata, couple encrusting Montiporas, Green Stag, and a Garf Bonsai) starting to show signs of STN.

Only changes to the tank have been A UV sterilizer and the addition of a filter sock to the system. All numbers have been very stable the last few months, even longer honestly, as I have been doing the manual tests 1-2 times a week.
 
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Trident

ALK: 7.03
CAL: 475
MAG: 1364
PH: 8.17

Milwaukee Pin point PH meter: 7.9
Milwaukee salinity reader: 1.024-1.025
Hannah Phosphate reader: .09

Salifert test kits

ALK: 7.7
CAL: 475
MAG: 1350
Nitrate: 10
Triton results are in....


CAL: 462
MAG: 1377
PO4: .028

So now I really have some questions.. I have attached the results for your viewing pleasure.
 

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Have you read the stuff that taricha did with ICP tests. If not, then it is a good idea. They are not all that accurate, so you kinda have to use them as a slight indicaton or tool and not so much an absolute.

Tin can come in some salts mixes, kalkwasser and accumulate over time just in normal foods if water is not changed... and probably other things that I am forgetting. I cannot remember if tin is an issue, or not - I cannot remember what Dr. RHF says about it and the people like us on web have a range from "don't worry, be happy" to "it crashed my tank." Somewhere in the middle seems more right.

If you decide that it is bad, many have used ion stuff like Cuprisorb for it.
 
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Have you read the stuff that taricha did with ICP tests. If not, then it is a good idea. They are not all that accurate, so you kinda have to use them as a slight indicaton or tool and not so much an absolute.

Tin can come in some salts mixes, kalkwasser and accumulate over time just in normal foods if water is not changed... and probably other things that I am forgetting. I cannot remember if tin is an issue, or not - I cannot remember what Dr. RHF says about it and the people like us on web have a range from "don't worry, be happy" to "it crashed my tank." Somewhere in the middle seems more right.

If you decide that it is bad, many have used ion stuff like Cuprisorb for it.
I have not read that article, looks like a long one. I will have to set some time aside for it.
 
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