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Sustainability at TRITON

 

In 2008 TRITON arrived on the reefkeeping scene with our affordable, efficient seawater testing lab and the mantra -  Test your seawater… Know what’s in it…  Act to fix it!  For the first time aquarists were in conscious control of their systems and, though many may not have thought of it in this way, had embarked on a profound journey improving the sustainability of our hobby world wide. By replacing Trial and Error with Conscious Control aquarists avoid unnecessary system crashes and livestock losses. As better aquarists we reduce the pressure on wild resources and many of us are now culturing our own fish and corals.

Quite simply...

“The modern aquarist is a sustainable aquarist.”

 

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Sustainability Update

 

 

 

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1 Litre TRITON products are now available in low waste GreenPacks*.

 

Plastics are a major pollutant of our oceans. But it doesn’t have to be this way!

 

 

 

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Paper - not plastic!

With major achievements like ICP seawater testing, the TRITON Method and trace element supplements under our belt TRITON’s next focus for innovation was to improve the thing reefkeepers do every day - dosing. After extensive research we released CORE 7 a suite of ionically balanced dosing solutions that were 7X more concentrated than the Base Elements  they replaced, required no mixing, and were refillable. But we didn’t stop there. After months of planning and retooling TRITON is proud to announce that our 1 litre dosing products are now available as low waste GreenPacks, bringing a 95% reduction in plastic to our largest product line.

 

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What we are doing:

  • We have reduced the energy used across all our product lines.
  • Replacing plastic bottles with GreenPacks delivered flat to our facility means we only need 1 truck where once we needed 9!
  • We have reduced the amount of plastic needed by our largest product line by 95% and ensured the residual packaging is recyclable*!

 

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CORE7 GreenPacks

  • improved formula
  • more sustainable
  • and now at ...

... a more affordable price!

 

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Improving the sustainability of reefkeeping since 2008 …

 

Two things came to symbolise the new conscious control wave of modern reefkeeping: (1) the TRITON display tank with it’s 70kg giant clam and luxuriant coral growth, and, (2) the outrageous (for it’s time) claim that water changes could be a thing of the past. Before TRITON seawater changes were just part of the routine of reefkeeping - an unspoken admission that we had no idea what was really going on in our reef tanks. Today water changes are largely reserved for treatment of external contamination and many modern reefkeepers avoid them altogether.

 

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The TRITON Method - a blueprint for sustainability

 

Any reefkeeping method can gain the sustainability benefits of TRITON products but, unsurprisingly, we recommend the TRITON Method as it is the only science based reefkeeping method that totally integrates all the variables of reef keeping in a holistic way. When you have all the science pulling in the same direction you can can really feel the pulse of your tank while becoming a better, more sustainable reefkeeper in the process. And there are other benefits: the better you understand your system the less money you spend on repairs and maintenance, and best of all, the more time your spend actually enjoying it!

 

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Looking forward:

 

Cyanide fishing is a destructive method of collecting live fish by squirting a sodium cyanide mixture into the wild reef habitat to stun them. Cyanide hurts both the target species and the organisms around them. It also has a human cost to the source communities whose reefs it destroys and the aquarist who experiences unexplained deaths of fish weeks after capture.

 

 

Cyanide exposed fish leak SCN¯ 

TRITON is developing a simple, cost effective test for thyocyanate - a by-product of the cyanide collecting process that accumulates in the bags used to transport fish to they end markets. Such a test will allow wholesalers, retailers and aquarists to source livestock from cyanide-free supply chains. Stay tuned for more details in an upcoming newsletter!

“The modern aquarist is a sustainable aquarist.”

*Recyclable in most territories.