Triton setup support question

Discussion in 'Triton Applied Reef Bioscience' started by Kevinkmk, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Kevinkmk

    Kevinkmk Active Member

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    Hi everyone and @Tim@Triton

    I have a reefer 350 and planning to use the Triton core 7. I am wondering if my sump modification with 7.5 gallon space for cheatos with around 80 gallon total water volume can be use to run Triton core 7. Currently I have no algea in the display as I’m running cheatos, GFO, and carbon reactor beside my skimmer.

    Picture below: I make the first part of my sump as refegium as the cheato will have first contact with water from the display. Will this 7.5 space support the Triton core 7 method? Thanks!

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    Kevinkmk Active Member

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    Is it going to work?
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    Is my question too crazy to ask?
     
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    I'm no expert on this topic (I just recently decided to try this method myself). I did watch the BRS videos on the triton method (about 10x each) and I do remember Randy saying to the extent of,,, if the refugium size is not exactly the 10% size of the total water volume in the tank, it's not a deal breaker but to concentrate more on how you're going to light the refugium. Based on this, I would say that your refugium should work, as long as you have a good game plan for the rest of the details ie: lights, skimmer, flow, etc.

    John
     
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    Thank you! I think my 73 display only have 60 gallon of water since there is live rock in it.
     
  7. Tim@Triton

    Tim@Triton Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    Close enough ;)

    Just make sure the algae gets plenty of light and flow and it should be fine.
     
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    Thanks Tim! It should have plenty of light since I’m using two unit of less. Should I add other type of Marco algea beside cheato? Any suggestions?
     
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    Tim@Triton Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    Yes the more algae species you have the better.
     
  10. Kevinkmk

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    Hi Tim, I have start dosing the core7 base element. So far the cheato grews really well. However, I have to dose 20ml of each bottles. Does that seems high?

    Tank parameter
    8.1 dkh
    430 cal
    1500 mag
     
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    I would love to use triton method but my 2 month old tank alk is at 8.7. I am dosing very little. 10mg of each per day. My load is very small. How do I get my water to 8.0 to test triton? Won't this negatively effect my corals? Does it really matter if refug and skimmer compartments are reversed? I grow a tremendous amount of macro algae and my skimmer would barely fit in my 2nd compartment. I am using an emerald 39 sump. I cannot replace my sump. If I don't use my filter socks won't detritous build up in sump? No floss at all even before pump return? Wont this create a pump clogging?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
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    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    I would let the Kh drop naturally or alter the dose your currently doing
     
  13. Kevinkmk

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    You can lower your alk and cal by not dosing two part and let it fall naturally. Or you can reduce both two parts to 5 Ml to let it fall. The reason for algae be in the first chamber and remove filter sock is because the algae can have the first contact with the nurtian before it get remove anything. You can put a small power head in the refgium if you don’t detritus. I’m still new to Triton, so this is just my opinion.
     
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    I don't know the answer to your question specifically, but wouldn't stock level which you don't mention
     
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    My tank had 80 gallon of water. It was using 30 ml of brightwell 2 part before and consume around 0.7 alk per day. Since core 7 is much more concentrated, I’m wondering if 20 ml core7 seems normal?
     
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    i dose core 7 , 70ml each element have ca 2500 litres but not heavy stocked SPS yet so i guess i have to invest quite much into triton jars
     
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