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ICP water test

Discussion in 'Tank Chemistry' started by Ghxst, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. Bdk1786

    Bdk1786 Amphipod

    I was pleasantly surprised by the results. Granted all taken with a grain of salt, everything was almost spot on minus Strontium being the most noticeable; 5.01ppm vs the ~7.5ppm norm.

    Switching over to Triton Core 7 has been a huge success for me, previously trying AF 1,2,3, and BRS 2 part from there.

    Very cool to have this done. Would be interested to test my 29G upstairs next and compare.
     
  2. Ghxst

    Ghxst Cuttle Fish

    That’s awesome!

    @MuralReef - Any revelations?

    Anyone else get something out of the ordinary?
     
  3. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    I spent a lot of time looking over the results. I will post them up when I get a chance, but everything looked good. I had some excess silicon, but still in line with natural sea water. I will be checking my salinity as both my sodium and chlorine were low. I think whatever may have been ailing me has cleared itself up with the massive water changes and carbon and GFO.

    Like I’ve noted in several conversations a few of my “dead” montis are on growing in small spots and patches.
     
  4. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    Here are my results.
     

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  5. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    The 4 negative elements in that are kind of odd. Wonder how you get a negative amount of an element
     
  6. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    Thought so too but it said something about them being unreadable.
     
  7. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    I had a few negative ones as well. "Beyond detection limits of 10 parts per billion"
     
  8. StoneAquatics

    StoneAquatics Copepod

    The negative value means the number is beyond detection limits, i.e. lower than 10 parts per billion.
     
  9. StoneAquatics

    StoneAquatics Copepod

    If you have a LPS or SPS dominant tank you should raise your Strontium to 10 ppm. Coral skeletal growth needs Sr and Ca to form the skeleton.
     
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  10. Bdk1786

    Bdk1786 Amphipod

    Already have some on order. Good to know this deficit.

    Thank you again for running the tests.
     
  11. Ghxst

    Ghxst Cuttle Fish

    I have 8.14 and 8.94 stront, guess I can boost that up a bit
     
  12. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    I think I may need to spring for one of these. Maybe do it annually or twice a year. What’s the cost at stone aquatics?
     
  13. MBX5

    MBX5 Copepod

    Got my test back and my Uranium is crazy high. Not sure if it was a mistake
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Do you have a basement sump?
     
  15. MBX5

    MBX5 Copepod

    Yes. Would that effect it?
     
  16. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Not sure? I was actually thinking about radon and jumped before I thought.
     
  17. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    If you take your sample to Stone it is $15. You can setup an account before you go, and they will email you the results (pretty fast turnaround). If you don't want to drive and want to ship it, I think it is in the $45 range? Orlando does water testing at Aqua Medic, but I didn't see drop off rates...just mail in prices around that $45 mark if I remember right.
     
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  18. Ghxst

    Ghxst Cuttle Fish

    You should ask Dr. Randy on R2R, he’s a chemist and could tell you why. The front range is well known for both Radon gas and Uranium deposits in soil and rock. I would check it out if you have concerns.
     
  19. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    I’d get a radon test.
     
  20. ryewalk84

    ryewalk84 Copepod

    Is this test always 15$ through stone aquatics? Looking at getting one done to see what might be out of whack.
     

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