particulates and turbidity w triton

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for the guys amd gals running pure tritin... what do yiu do about the tons of particulates in tank? literally tabk water never looks clear bc of it
 

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Same here, never have had a particulate issue that your refrencing, and I also have been running Triton for just under a year.
Currently dosing straight into the DT as well.
Though I do get a small particulate bloom when it goes in but seconds later my pumps mix it in and its never to be seen again.
Curious on your dosing schedule and volume.
 

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You do have your dosing schedule set at different intervals, or does your system dose all 4 parts at the same time? There should be a few minutes in between each part.
If not that would be the cause of such bad precipitation.
Many reefers here have the mag & ca dose only during the daytime,
Then have part 3 a&b alk dose only through the night.
Also you want to dose into a high flow area of the sump.
 
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this is not from dosing... it detritus, empty shrmp shells etc.. i have no mech filtration. first time in my career i dont have any socks! and my system is so uln that i even upped feeding and turned skimmer off for last two weeks to get some no3 at least. so after a year tank is like soup from all the detritus.
i miss having a CRYSTAL clear tank.

may be jumping to roller mat
 
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I have had the same problem becon776. The corals consume this detritus along with other filter feeders and scavengers.
I would siphon the detritus in the refugium and run a filter sock for a while.
 
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So i did order a trigger platinum 34 with the 10" roller mat. however plumbing it is not straightforward bc it is a red sea reefer 450. Sump ended up showing up cracked. so back to brs. I have about three days to cancel my order or move forward. I also just ordered another DOS so now I have two. Current sump has no ability to run mechanical filtration. it's 100% meant for pure triton method (crystal reef aquatics). I am back and forth of whether trying to give the this method another go or not. I never did dose any of the supplements even though I have the whole cor7 sitting in my basement. I don't know. ugh. Never could get chaeto to take off but then I read that 3a and 3b have traces in there specifically geared toward feeding chaeto.
 
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I feel like if my fuge is filled with chaeto that it would serve as mechanical filtration. and not in a small way.
 

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My tank allows particulates to circulate through the chaeto and into the DT.
I just use socks, now and again.
 

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I had Octo Aquatics make me up a magnetic floss tray to run after the refugium section to catch debris that makes it through the algae bed and random bits of algae. Simple, effective and a heck of a lot cheaper than replacing the sump.

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