What is the Triton Method? We get this question a lot and we want this article to answer your questions about this amazing method that we use on many of our clients tanks.
The Triton method has 3 key parts. The first is the use of proper filtration that is specific to the Triton Method. The Triton Method relies on a refugium that is 10-20 percent of the total display tank volume. The sump is also designed with the refugium first instead of the skimmer compartment. The algae will help stabilize the aquariums pH as well as be an effective way in controlling Phosphate levels as well as Nitrogen levels. A properly sized skimmer is also used to process the organic waste as well.
The second component of the Triton method is accurate water testing. Triton offers ICP-water testing to provide accurate results. ICP testing is defined as: is an analytical method used to detect and measure elements to analyze chemical samples. The process is based on the ionization of a sample by an extremely hot plasma, usually made from argon gas. We test our clients tanks every 2-4 weeks to make sure all of are parameters are in check.
The third and final component of the Triton method is Stability. We use the Triton Core 7 additives paired with an accurate dosing pump or we use a Calcium reactor to achieve stability in our reef tanks. Once stability is achieved corals grow faster and thrive. Your fish and invertebrates will also benefit from lower levels of organic waste in the water.
Using the Triton Method we have achieved no water changes in many of our clients systems saving them money on maintenance as well allowing them more time to enjoy there dream aquarium.