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so i calibrated my trident after having it run for a week
neptune solution dkh 8.25 cal 405 mag 1285
hanna alk 9.3 calcium 432 salifert mag 1500
is this normal or do i need to wait
 

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first numbers are from the calibration solution from Neptune and the others are from my tank water using Hanna and salifert test kits
 

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Ok but do you mean the tank water calibration, or the calibration solution after calibration?

Trident does not rerun a test after calibration. So till the next scheduled test (midnight and noon for the combo) you will only see the calibration solution values.

You can however force a run of all three, using the cog then "start test > combined"
 

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I used the calibration solution that comes with the trident ran the calibration sequence after the calibration was done I ran a force test and the numbers I got from my Hanna and salifert kits are way off from the trident
 

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I’ve read online that some calibrate the trident using there tank water instead of the calico solution provided by Neptune they just put the parameters according to there test kit results
 

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Never tested the calibration solution I threw it out once I calibrated the trident do I need to calibrate it again?
 

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Usually you can just throw it as it has a short shelf live once opened. However since you do not know how accurate your manual test kits are, a common thing to do is to test the calibration solution with them, to see if you notice a delta between the reference value and what you measure with them.
 

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If I were you, I would, then recalibrate the trident, measure the values with your manual tests.

And finally retest the aquarium water, with the trident and with the manual tests.
 


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