Triton Method: Part 1

Switching a tank to the triton method

By trade, I’m a data and analytics guy. I like things to be precise and accurate and believe data driven decisions are the only way to go. I started into this hobby as a total newbie and slowly built up a knowledge. But, one thing that I always bugged me was some of the inconsistencies with weekly water changes. I felt like a large margin of error existed. I am not against it and have great success with tanks in doing so. However, I felt a better way existed.

This year in Washington, DC, at Macna, I had a chance to learn about The Triton Method. Initially, I planned to simply use them for a water test. But, after watching endless videos and lots of conversations, I was intrigued. I had an opportunity to also review several tanks running it and I was impressed. ¬†Finally, others I knew with superb tanks followed a process very similar to Triton, although not the Triton method. All this combined, I wanted to give it a shot. My game plan was to use a stable, 1.5 year tank, in the foyer of my house. It’s a high visible tank, so messing with it was a concern. But, it’s also not an overly stocked coral/fish tank, as of yet, so a nice opportunity.

This series of blogs will document my quest to transition the tank. I don’t claim to be an expert, rather one that learns everyday. You will see errors I make and hopefully you can learn from them.

Before embarking on this, I found the most challenging aspect as just getting started. Honestly, it felt a little too complex for what I wanted. However, I think I have a grasp on it now and maybe this journey will assist you if you plan to switch.

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Jason Miller

Enterprise software guy, Land Rover collector, and real estate investor.

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