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Well you would have to have the Alkatronic from them to replace the Trident. The mastertronic tests nitrate/phosphate and two others the elude my acorn sized brain at the moment.
 

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ah yeah.. see what I mean by pea sized brain...

Measures PO4/ NO3/ Ca / Mg / dKH* / OLI (may add parameters in near future)

I wish Neptune would come up with something as comprehensive.
 

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I was till I saw the price. Plus you will need to buy about the test kits and replace when out. I am now going to wait for the GHL ion probe based tester which should be around the 800-900 price range with a once a year probe replacement and just have to purchase calibration fluid. Xepta abex and auto balance I was looking forward to also but not sure they are releasing here
 
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Is it released?

Here is the URL for the company if anyone is interested:

It’s being released now, but I think most are going abroad to European reefers first. In two weeks we’ll be getting them here from what I understand.
 
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I was till I saw the price. Plus you will need to buy about the test kits and replace when out. I am now going to wait for the GHL ion probe based tester which should be around the 800-900 price range with a once a year probe replacement and just have to purchase calibration fluid. Xepta abex and auto balance I was looking forward to also but not sure they are releasing here
I’m gonna wait regardless, because I think the price will drop and I want to hear feedback for both before I drop 1K. I’m a big GHL fan, so I would obviously wanna go in that direction. However, there are a lot of Acro guru’s running the Alkatronic and love it.
 

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I wouldn't mind seeing numbers every couple of days or maybe once daily.

But yeah its expensive and all of the test kits are expensive. Down economy, COVID. kind of a bummer.
 
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My fear of the ION Director is that it sounds very similar to the Mind Stream which became an epic fail.

Another thing that I don’t like about the ION Director (and I’m a big fan of GHL) is the fact that it doesn’t test low range PO4. Plus, I don’t want to pay another 1K to test ALK separately.
 
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If I already had a $500 KH Director and another $500 SA GHL pump, the INO Director would sound much more appealing to me other than it doesn’t test low range PO4.
 

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