Neptune trident and its readings help

REEFLIFE.27

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My preference is not to use the calibration solution provided in the Trident reagent kits. The levels are generally too far off (lower) from what I like to run my tank. I prefer to use my Salifert tests on Alk, Calcium and Magnesium and calibrate using those results. I also clean the mixing chamber of the Trident with a q-tip every 2 months when changing out the reagents. Super simple to do once you get the hang of it, don't even have to disconnect any tubes, just unscrew the 4 bottom screws and pop the cover off. Any stain buildup on the sides of the mixing chamber will slowly offset the results of the tests.
Is there any videos on how this is done ?
 
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Search YouTube for "how to clean your neptune systems trident curvette". Tristan's Reef has a video. He does a more thorough breakdown, but it's actually not required to disconnect any of the tubes or remove any reagent bottles. Once the cover is off, you can get to the mixing chamber by removing the black plastic tape covering it.
 

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Search YouTube for "how to clean your neptune systems trident curvette". Tristan's Reef has a video. He does a more thorough breakdown, but it's actually not required to disconnect any of the tubes or remove any reagent bottles. Once the cover is off, you can get to the mixing chamber by removing the black plastic tape covering it.
That’s super useful info, just cleaned mine and it was dirty so hopefully it’ll fix my issues. Do all tridents have a small white plastic bead inside the curvette? I imagine it’s part of the design but wanted to ask in case it’s not supposed to be there
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