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Old 10/18/2018, 01:47 PM   #1
cjpitt80
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Starting Triton Dosing

Hi,
I FINALLY got my dosing pump and I'm ready to start dosing. I have a few questions.
With the Triton CORE 7 Other Methods, should I need to dose anything else or will this take care of everything?
Is my dosage based off of keeping the alkalinity steady at 8dKH?
When dosing, does there need to be any time between solutions, or can I dose all together? I know 3A and 3B can be mixed and doubled the amount of 1 and 2, but does there need to be any time in between 1-->2--->3A/B?
My tank is LPS dominate, but my algae refuge may be working TOO well, as I have NO nitrates. Should I expect to see any rise in nitrates in the future now that I'm dosing with CORE 7, or should I look at independently dosing nitrate?


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Old 10/18/2018, 10:26 PM   #2
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Keeping the alkalinity steady at 8 dKH sounds like a fine goal.

You probably will be able to dose the chemicals at the same time if the dosing rate is slow enough. I'd dose into the display, since that gives the greatest dispersion. In a few cases, the high pH seems to be a problem, but that tends to be easy to spot: large tannish or whitish deposits on the walls or equipment, usually.

The Triton basic elements won't add any nitrate. You could consider adding a bit more food, as a first shot. What is the phosphate level like?


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