CORE7 is revolutionary because they are the most concentrated solutions ever developed, no other supplementation method in the world comes close in terms of value and stability. They do not need to be diluted, they can be used direct from the bottle saving space and eliminating the hassle / mess of preparation. CORE7 solutions have been re-formulated to be even more stable and include a raised pH to promote coral growth.
Years of scientific research combined with observations drawn from tens of thousands of ICP aquarium seawater tests lead 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.
Core7 Base Elements provide a complete supply for your aquarium. They contain all macro and trace elements required for a healthy reef aquarium. TRITON Core7 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 Core7 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.
The maximum single dosage should not exceed 4ml per 100L of aquarium water. Any dosage of a higher amount should be split into multiple doses throughout the day. We recommend that doses are administered via a reliable dosing pump.
CHANGING OVER FROM ORIGINAL BASE ELEMENTS TO CORE7:
If changing over from using the original Base Elements to the Core7 your current dose should be divided by 7. So for example if you are currently dosing 70ml your Core7 dose will be 10ml. We recommend daily Alkalinity testing for the first week until the dose has settled down as the dose may go up or down. Note, dosing containers should be thoroughly cleaned and dosing tubes replaced as Core7 will react with the old Base Elements solutions
How to use:
Core7 Base Elements are used in the same way as the original Base Elements within the TRITON Method:
Initial dose is 2ml per 100L aquarium volume of each bottle.
Dosage should be the same for each of the Core7 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.
For mixing 3A and 3B:
Should you wish to combine 3A and 3B together in order to save a dosing unit, please note that solution must dispensed at twice the amount of the others.
100ml Core7 base element 1, 100ml Core7 base element 2, 200ml Core7 base element 3A plus 3B mixed
Core7 base element can be diluted to increase the single daily dose or when the tank is smaller in order to compensate the dosage in accuracy of dosing pumps. Only ultrapure RO/DI water should be used.
Core7 liquid solutions must be stored above 15°C
Number 1 = Magnesium + Traces
Number 2 = Calcium + Traces
Number 3A = Alkalinity + Traces
Number 3B = Alkalinity + Traces