- Core7 Base Elements - Triton Method
Ultra-Pure Balanced Solutions for the Triton Method
Reformulated and super-concentrate version of the Base Elements Additives. Triton Core7 Base Elements require no mixing and are ready to dose right out of the container.
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 refugiums. 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 bottles, 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.
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
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!!!
Great product, but BRS needs to make sure it has stock! By Rob on 5/14/2018Rob would recommend this product to a friendTank is looking great with stable kH, Ca & Mg. Biggest issue is with availability - I forward order to ensure that its in stock so I get it before I run out. Retailers need to keep up with demand though
You don't get what you buy By City on 5/3/2018City wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have tried again and again to get triton to my house intact. 4 of 5 shipments came with close to empty containers.
I get home to a wet box. Open the wet box to find empty containers of triton.
The milk carton contains suck. That is the nicest way to say it.
1st, it's hard to find product in stock. When you do find it in stock and order it, buy the time it gets to you, it has leaked or poured out. You are left with a mess.
BRS will replace your shipment if they have any more in stock (they usually don't though). When you get the replacement order, it's the same thing. At box with almost no product inside.
In the meantime, you have run out of triton and are not dosing your reef tank.
That is NOT a stable system!
I am obviously pissed but I have good reason to be. This has NOT been going well at all.
Triton needs to go back to plastic containers. Use glass containers if you are worried about the environment but stop using these cheap paper containers!
Keep the product in stock! Is not a stable product of you have to depend on it for stability but can't get the stuff!
BRS is replacing my latest shipment (again). Unfortunately, I'm expecting to have another mess of wet cardboard delivered to me instead of what I purchased which is 4 full container's of Triton Core7 without leaks.
Not for a long term use By Dave on 4/7/2018Dave wouldn't recommend this product to a friendLike many other reviews this product is solemnly in stock and when it is its gone within hours. I made all the required adjustments for the triton method since December and I was only able to buy my first set of core 7 in February. Now it’s April and it’s still not in stock. I can’t say this product works after going through one set of the core 7 bottles and given that it’s rarely in stock I don’t see why or how the BRS 160 is still running on this system.
Recommend, need more supply By Dmitri on 4/4/2018Dmitri would recommend this product to a friendDemand for this product is very high. Companies can’t keep it stocked up. If you get a chance to order it, make sure you get a yearly supply.
Bring back the old plastic bottles! By Scott on 3/26/2018Scott wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe new carton packaging is very disappointing. It's generally hard to open. I haven't had the issues that other's have had yet with them leaking but I generally use them shortly after they arrive. BRS can't seem to keep them in stock for long. Every time I need to order more they're out of stock and I worry I'll run out before it comes back in. The last batch had some sludge in the bottom of 3a and 3b. Looked like undesolved salts so now I'm wondering if 3a and 3b had the correct concentrations in them. I guess we'll see on my next ICP test. All in all I'm loosing my confidence in the base elements. Hopefully they'll get there act together soon.
In stock and packaging issues By Jonathan on 3/26/2018Jonathan wouldn't recommend this product to a friendTriton works good but the cardboard containers leak and it's never in stock. I plan on switching to ATI
Haven't set it up yet. By Branden on 3/26/2018Branden would recommend this product to a friendI haven't got a set up on my Korean yet so this review will be based on packaging and shipping alone. It is very hard to find it in stock. But the notifications of when it's available help out greatly. It arrived in the mail when was supposed to. The packing was great. None of the products arrive damaged.
Started out great, then fizzled out! By Alec on 3/25/2018Alec wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI had made the switch to Triton December of 2017 and was seeing great improvements with the stability of my system. The problems arouse when it was time to reorder. Yup! Just like thousands of other reefers, getting a hold of the product was down right impossible. BRS 2 part.....was placed back on the system and this time around I went with a Balling Lite additives. I bought into the hype when all Triton really is.....is Balling Method but concentrated!
IT'S INSTOCK NOW By Chi on 3/5/2018Chi would recommend this product to a friendHurry before it's gone again, anyway great product and easy to implement, just dose them with a doser and forget about it.
If Only It was In Stock By Travis on 3/2/2018Travis wouldn't recommend this product to a friendWorked great for four months while i had it. Sadly the containers leaked and its never in stock. I was forced to move back over to 2 part in order keep my system alive.
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!