- Core7 Base Elements - Triton Method
Ultra-Pure Balanced Solutions for the Triton Method
Reformulated and super-concentrate version of the Base Elements Additives.
Core7 Base Elements 1
Core7 Base Elements 2
Core7 Base Elements 3A
Core7 Base Elements 3B
Triton Core7 Base Elements is an ionically balanced, super concentrated dosing system for reef aquariums of all kinds and have been specifically developed for the Triton Method of reefing. The Triton Method utilizes accurate ICP-OES testing to analyze what elements are in your tank and their concentrations along with specific filtration requirements like sumps and large refugium. With ICP-OES testing Triton has been able to monitor what elements are consumed during coral growth and metabolic functions. Taking that data they have developed their ultra-pure line of Core7 Base Elements, that include all major and minor trace elements that your corals are going to need.
Core7 Base Elements comes in two different sizes, 1000mL cartons, which is the perfect size for nano tanks, or if you are just starting the Triton Method. Then they also have the 10L kit and is ideal for larger systems and comes in 10L jugs.
Mixing Core7 Base Elements:
Solution 1 - Transfer contents into a 1L dosing container and it is ready to go!
Solution 2 - Transfer contents into a 1L dosing container and it is ready to go!
Solution 3A - Add 0.5 Liters of RODI water to a 1L dosing container. Add the contents of 3A and top off the container with RODI water.
Solution 3B - Add 0.5 Liters of RODI water to a 1L dosing container. Add the contents of 3B and top off the container with RODI water.
Dosing Core7 Base Elements
We highly suggest using Triton ICP-OES testing to establish a baseline, and for dosing recommendations. Prior to dosing your aquarium's alkalinity should be adjusted to 8 dKH. As a baseline starting dose, Triton recommends 2mL of each component every day per 26 gallons of system water volume. Alkalinity testing should be done on a daily basis for the first couple weeks so that consumption can be adjusted for accordingly. It is recommended not to exceed 2mL per 26 gallons of system water volume per dose, and if more solution is required then multiple doses per day can be administered.
- Core7 Base Elements uses a 1:1 ratio - for every 1mL of Part 1 you use, you should be using 1mL of Part 2, Part 3A, & Part 3B.
- Periodic testing with Triton Labs is highly encouraged to help fine tune your water chemistry.
- Dosing in smaller tanks can be done by diluting each bottle with RO/DI water but we do recommend using the standard Base Elements Additives since they are diluted and easier to distribute to smaller aquariums.
Use with Dosing Pumps
It is highly recommended to use an accurate dosing pump. Due to the super concentrated nature of the elements, it is required to dose into a high flow area of the sump ideally right before the refugium or display tank with a minimum of 5-minute intervals between solutions being dosed. It is also recommended to not dose more than 2mL per 26 gallons of water volume in a single dose.
Want to learn more about the Triton System?
A Guide to the Triton Method - This guide was made to give you the necessary information on how to use the Triton Method.
Triton Method Beginners Guide - A high-level overview of what the Triton system is and how to implement it.
The Triton Method Full Guide - The full guide for how to set up an aquarium system for the Triton Method with the science and principles behind it.
The Unofficial Triton Method For Dummies - A guide by hobbyist focused on simplifying the Triton Method
Great product, excellent results By David L on 3/6/2019David L would recommend this product to a friendI started using Tritons original base elements (10liter) and had great results. I will admit I had two shipments of Base elements that arrived leaking but I was sent replacements right away. Triton has since devised a way of preventing the leaks and now packs the elements very well. Recently I changed over from the Original elements to Core 7. I have had no issues with maintaining Alkalinity. In fact I have had to reduce my dosage due to alkalinity increasing.
Love it By Double D on 2/8/2019Double D would recommend this product to a friendI've been running the full Triton Method for two years now and my tank has never been this successful. I'm running a packed 300 gallon mixed reef tank.
Core7 is a disappointment By Rodney on 12/2/2018Rodney wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI starting using Triton Base Elements once I watched Ehsan's MACNA 2014 talk about water chemistry and ICP testing. Great product, mixed to a 10L of solution that would last me for months. I used it for over 3 years and had great success. Then they introduced Core 7. What a disappointment! It's only a 3x concentration and with 1L vs 10L you get much less for your money. I also noticed difficulty keeping my ALK in line. It took me months to figure out that Triton moved the ALK solution to the Part 2 container. Why would you do this? What a nightmare. The Core 7 just doesn't work as well as the original formula. I've had nothing but problems with this product.
Would go back if they used plastic containers again. By steven on 11/29/2018steven wouldn't recommend this product to a friendHad been using Triton method for some time. After they switched to the cartons I got my first shipment and all of them had leaked. I just use the method with a different three part system.
Bad Company By Jess on 11/28/2018Jess wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis product is ok too bad they keep cutting corners. The first problem was it was introduced but had no supply to keep up with demand. They originally came in nice hard platic containers that you could use to dose with. Then they switched to cheap milk carton containers that leak. Finally they cut more corners and its no longer a prebatched solution. Just dry powder at the bottom of these cartons. Then use the environment excuse and cost savings. But they did not pass any savings on to the customers. Now the problem I have is its very concentrated and needs to be exact, not close enough! But I did not expect I needed to buy measuring beakers so it would not throw off the balance. So once again I ran out. To bad they just want to cut cost vs offering the best product!
Cartons leak!!! By PJ on 9/18/2018PJ wouldn't recommend this product to a friendClearly these guys didn't do much in the way of planning their change from plastic bottles to cardboard cartons. I ordered 2 full sets of the triton product knowing that it could be a long time before it is back in stock. When it arrived one carton had already leaked. Within 3 days I had 4 leakers. BRS tried to send a replacement for the original leaker but it leaked before UPS could deliver it. Because they were out of stock BRS had to refer the replacement to Triton who to date (2 months and counting) have sent me nothing. It's time to work out a plan that doesn't include the Triton product. They cannot be trusted... sorry.
A method deserving of a better company. By William on 9/17/2018William wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI started with Triton the month it arrived in the US via Unique Corals. It has been, until late 2016, an excellent experience. Around that time, Triton began experiencing issues related to going global. They compounded these issues by introducing more products and not having the support system ready. Within the following year they released the dreaded milk cartons. Rather than return to some of the most robust bottles I have ever encountered, they decided to try a new better coated wax milk carton. That failed. Rather than again return to the robust plastic containers, they then turned both the alkalinity components to dry form, and struggled to keep their supply up for the next 6 months. Were here now, Triton is back in stock, and it works just as well as it ever did, however, it left all of its US customers hung out to dry for nearly two years, and requires the additional effort of mixing half of its main product. Why Mix Triton, when I can mix up BRS Pharma for a fraction of the cost.
Its keep in stock now!!! By Christopher on 9/2/2018Christopher would recommend this product to a friendMade an order over 5 days ago and they still have plenty in stock
Is triton still in business? By Drew on 8/28/2018Drew wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI’m using the core 7 and it is working great but at this point it is ridiculous with the extremely limited supply. I was hoping that they would fix this but it has been multiple months since I have seen it in stock. My supply is almost out and I’m going to have to make a decision to either try to kick this can down the road or go back to water changes and at least have peace of mind I can get supplies when I need them. Get it together triton. Get a container that you can ship and get it to your costumers. Your better than this!
Product works but out of stock leads to more issues By Anatholy on 8/13/2018Anatholy wouldn't recommend this product to a friendHad many issues switching them out of stock switching back it’s to a point where it’s ridiculous not to have in stock any place even. The company trition did the worst thing switching to cartoons then not being able to keep up with the demand. I’m not going to use the product even if back in stock just since the trouble I’ve had to go thru.
Not good By Turtler on 7/10/2018Turtler wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have been in the hobby since 2004 and have experimented with various techniques. The theory for Triton sounds great, 4 core dosing elements that cover major and trace elements thus eliminating the need for water changes. I wanted it to work, but unfortunately, there are too many problems. 1. Cost...This product is expensive and I'm not sure it's justified, how good can the quality be compared to other companies, to my eyes, it was nothing special. 2. Packaging. Several of the cartons I had leaked. I had to buy containers specifically for Triton. 3. Availability. This is the biggest issue. Reef tanks require stability, which is the whole point of using this method. What's the point of not having to do water changes if you have to switch supplements to keep the tank alive. Alk swings are the most harmful thing in an aquarium and switching brands is likely to cause an issue with Alk. In fact, the fluctuation of switching between Triton and my back up ESV was harmful to my aquarium. My tank has not looked this bad in years. 4. Testing. The 2 week turnaround on testing is not useful for anything other than to satisfy curiosity. If there is an urgent issue, handheld testers are the way to go. 5. Reefing friends. I have heard a similar sentiment from friends in the hobby who have tried Triton. Fluctuation in parameters, loss of color and in some cases RTN of corals. Finally, I switched to a calcium reactor and ever since my tank has improved by leaps and bounds. Even if everything is resolved with availability, there are still too many downsides. Some of these issues are mind boggling and could have been avoided easily.
Cannot recommend By David on 5/15/2018David wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI managed to get my hands on some of this but like all the others once it arrived it was all busted in the milk cartons. Could not even try this out. Please, please, please Trition go AWAY FROM THE MILK CARTONS!!!
Do you have an estimate on monthly costs?
I have a 120 gal mixed reef tank currently dosing dyi 2 part about 160 ml per day. Alk 11 Ca 400, Mg 1300.
Tired of water changes!
The monthly cost for this and any system is going to be specifically relative to each individual tank. Unfortunately there really isn't a way to calculate a monthly cost because each tank and their consumption is different. :-)
Any news on when this will be back in stock?
Are there supposed to be solids in them? When i shake Them there is a very obvious sound of solids rolling around like it has crystallized in the 3b carton.
When are u getting more
I'm looking to start this method on my reef but cannot find anywhere that has the product in stock. If I can't find it consistently in stock, there is no way I can begin. Do you have any idea what the problem is and when the issue will be remedied?
Thanks for the question!