N-DOC on its way

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  1. Chris Villalobos

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    Friday I’ll be receiving my first N-DOC test kit. Can’t wait to get some insight into my tank’s nutrient problems. Currently suffering from a stringy brown bacterial outbreak that is coating every part of my display tank and irritating some of my corals. I believe it was spawned by my overzealous use of an amino acid supplement. But a month before I was also suffering from low nutrients due to under feeding.

    I should be able to get the N-DOC in the mail by Saturday (1/12/19). I’ll share my findings a soon as Triton notifies me.
     
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    I will also be getting the new n-doc test in a couple of weeks...also cant wait ...very curious as to the results
     
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    Interesting. What exactly will this show, and how will the data be usable?
     
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    I'd like to see what sort of analysis you get. Maybe you can post it.
     
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    Jason mack Monti madness R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I sure will ..I know @Lasse has done one too ..he should get his results first
     
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    It is published in my thread

    Sincerely Lasse
     
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    So I sent an email to Triton to see how I should proceed. First interesting point, my alkalinity from Triton is pretty close to the Red Sea Test kit, but about one full dkh low using the Salifert test kit. This just goes to show that I should probably be targeting 8 dkh so Alkalinity doesn't go too low or too high.

    I've had a problem in the past with 0 Nitrate and coral deaths so I have been adding a lot of food, amino acids, and also dosing NaNO3. Looks like I have gone overboard because had Cyano and then Dinos. It may be that I can let my NO3 drop down now that I'm feeding enough? The Chaeto seems to thin out when I hit 1ppm NO3.

    I don't use a skimmer and that may be an issue moving forward. I really don't want to use a skimmer again if I don't have to. The Bubble Magus I had was loud, needed continual maintenance, and never produced much skimmate in my tank. I hated it.

    I wish this test wasn't so spendy because I would like to use it monthly to see how my feeding habits affects the organics in the tank. Should I ever use Amino Acids? Maybe my tank makes enough aminos as it is?
     
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    When you go too triton too check your results for a normal icp test then you click on your last test results when they come up and you scroll down you get 3 red bars too choose from....
    Data
    Help
    Dose
    Is that not the same with the N-doc test....????
    As for a skimmer I have a bubble magus C6 in my sump ....it's quiet I never here it ...in fact my return pomp makes more noise ...but you have a refugium and I don't..so I need a skimmer ..
     
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    There is some advice for dosing as in the ICP test, but one thing I know I've been doing is feeding very heavy and dosing NO3. Nowhere in the help does it address the possibility that I'm just throwing way to much food in the tank. That's why I emailed the company. I guess I could stop dosing Nitrate and see what happens.
     
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    The one thing the test showed me is how little I know about the nitrogen cycle.
     
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