Triton Base Elements

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Base Elements dosing supplements for use with the TRITON Method of reefkeeping. To see the full Triton range take a look at Triton page online at Swell UK.


  • Base Elements 4 x 1000ml
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Product Information

A complete suite of dosing solutions designed to supplement and maintain near natural sea water parameters for reef aquaria using the TRITON Method of reefkeeping.

Years of scientific research combined with observations drawn from tens of thousands of ICP aquarium seawater tests have led to the development of these unique elemental supplements. Used in accordance with the TRITON Method these solutions deliver the natural balance of macro and trace elements essential to a successful reef aquarium while preventing ionic imbalance and eliminating the need to carry out routine water changes. Our competitors have attempted to copy the Base Element solutions and the TRITON Method and failed.

What is it? What is it for?

Base Elements provide a complete supply for your aquarium. They contain all macro and trace elements required for a healthy reef aquarium. TRITON Base Elements are recommended for use as part of the TRITON Method. This is identified by the Orange label stating "TRITON method".

Important notes for usage:
Please do not dose the TRITON Base Elements simultaneously or mix the solutions, with the exception of 3A and 3B. Base Elements should be dosed into an area of high current, preferably into the return pump chamber. There should be a minimum of 5 minutes between dosing each solution.

How to use Base Elements:
TRITON Base Elements must first be diluted with ultrapure 000TDS RODI water. They should be mixed to make up 4 x 10L solutions. See mixing instructions below. Initial dose is 10ml per 100L aquarium volume of each bottle. Dosage should be the same for each of the solutions, 1, 2, 3A and 3B. After a day carbonate hardness should be measured, the target should be 8dKH. If the carbonate hardness falls (as of 8dKH to 7dKH), the dosage should be increased. If the carbonate hardness increases (e.g. 8dKH on 9dKH), then the dosage should be reduced.

Further Information:

Preparing the Base Elements Solutions:
Base Elements 1: The powder should be added to 9L RODI and mixed until fully dissolved (warming the RODI can help) then topped up to make 10L.
Base Elements 2: Add the liquid to 9L RODI
Base Elements 3A: Add the liquid to 9L RODI
Base Elements 3B: Add the liquid to 9L RODI

Bottle Contents:
Number 1 = Alkalinity + Traces
Number 2 = Calcium + Traces
Number 3A = Magnesium + Traces
Number 3B = Magnesium + Traces

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