Trident calibration

Joined
Jan 23, 2011
Messages
8,218
Likes
2,038
Points
83
Location
Yucaipa 92399
#1
Let me start off by saying I’ve only been running a trident for about 6 months now. For most part it’s been a great tool. One thing that has drove me nuts is the cal and mag are way off from my red sea pro test kits.
So last Monday I sent in an ICP test and every time I send in an ICP test I test all my parameters with all my Red Sea pro test kits. I use the same water that I collected for the ICP. Then when the ICP results get back I compare the results against what I get with the Red Sea and trident. So here’s the tridents test Monday morning


Here’s what I got from the Red Sea test
Alk 9.2dKh
Cal 440ppm
Mag 1430ppm
Iron 0.05
Potassium 332ppm
Iodine 0.06
No3 Undetectable
Po4 0.08 (I will need to replace po4 & no3 sense they are out of date)




Here’s the ICP results
Cal 436ppm
Mag 1426ppm



I’ve always had an issue with this trident reading high on cal and low on mag. I’ve even used up all the calibration fluids that came with the 6month supply. I still have a full 2 month pack that hasn’t been messed with other then the calibration fluid.

So yesterday I decided to say eff it and calibrated the trident with my tank water. I did tests with alk, cal, and mag. Then I calibrated the trident with those number. It’s seems to be so much more accurate now.


Next Friday I’ll update this showing the results of the red seas test kits and trident results
 
Last edited:

djrice69

SocaliReef M0DERAT0R IG Farmedfrags
2020 Philanthropist
Supporter
Joined
Aug 21, 2007
Messages
2,295
Likes
575
Points
83
Location
OC
#4
I wonder if you send In trident calibration solution to icp to test and take that value from icp and plug it in the icp values average and the standard number on the trident reference as your calibrated numbers for the trident correction would be better?
 
Joined
Jan 23, 2011
Messages
8,218
Likes
2,038
Points
83
Location
Yucaipa 92399
#5
I wonder if you send In trident calibration solution to icp to test and take that value from icp and plug it in the icp values average and the standard number on the trident reference as your calibrated numbers for the trident correction would be better?
But the bottle is only like 4 ounces and the trident uses most of it.
 

SeeFu

New member
Joined
Apr 20, 2019
Messages
101
Likes
14
Points
8
Location
North Orange County, CA
#6
my trident always calibrates mag and ca close to red sea and icp. Alk though is different story. Trident always reads 1dkh lower than hanna checker.
 
Joined
Jan 23, 2011
Messages
8,218
Likes
2,038
Points
83
Location
Yucaipa 92399
#7
my trident always calibrates mag and ca close to red sea and icp. Alk though is different story. Trident always reads 1dkh lower than hanna checker.
Crazy mine always reads way off on cal and mag but is with in 0.02dKh of Red Sea.

But sense I run my calcium reactor off the dKh of the trident that’s more important then cal or mag.
 

Latest posts

Top