The Neptune Systems: Trident 2 NP

Are you tired of the hassle of manually testing your aquarium water? Meet the new Neptune Systems Trident 2 NP, a revolutionary device for automated saltwater aquarium water testing.

Maintaining optimal water parameters is crucial for reef aquariums. Traditional manual testing is tedious and inconsistent. The Trident automates this process, providing real-time, accurate results for alkalinity, calcium, magnesium, nitrate, and phosphate. Integrated with the Neptune Apex controller, it enables automated dosing for stable, healthy aquarium conditions.

What is the Neptune Systems Trident 2 NP?

The Trident 2 NP is an advanced water tester that combines precision technology with ease of use. Developed by Neptune Systems, it streamlines testing, offering near real-time results and simplifying maintenance for aquarists.

How Does the Trident NP Work?

Using a sophisticated combination of sensors and reagents, the Trident NP automates testing for key parameters Nitrate (NO3) Phosphate (PO4). It uses a colorimetric method for precise measurements based on color changes in chemical reactions. Integrated with the Neptune Apex controller, it enables automated dosing to maintain stable water conditions.

Key Features

  • Automated Testing: Saves time and reduces human error by eliminating manual testing.
  • Real-time Monitoring: Provides instant updates on water parameters for timely adjustments.
  • Additive Dosing: Works with the Neptune Apex controller to automatically dose additives.
  • Seamless Integration: Enhances overall aquarium automation and control through the Neptune Apex platform.

Test Parameters

  • Standard Trident: Alkalinity, Calcium and Magnesium.
  • Trident 2 NP: Nitrate (NO3) Phosphate (PO4).

The Trident 2 NP integrates with the Neptune Apex ecosystem, allowing users to monitor water parameters, receive alerts, and adjust dosing schedules via the Apex Fusion interface. This connectivity offers aquarists the flexibility to manage their aquariums from anywhere with an internet connection.


To use the Trident NP, you will need:

  • Neptune Apex Controller: For full automation and control.
  • Reagent Packs: Necessary for conducting tests, easy to replace.

About author

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Daan van Dijken

Ten years ago, I started setting up a freshwater aquarium. Since then, I always have been fascinated by the underwater world. Together with my wife, we have been fortunate to discover this on many beautiful journeys and explored the magnificent underwater world through diving. In 2023, we have started a 60-liter saltwater aquarium. Soon, we realized that we wanted to further expand our saltwater aquarium hobby, so we switched to a Red Sea Peninsula 650. It's a fantastic aquarium that brings daily joy to me, my wife, and our daughter. I enjoy keeping up with the latest developments in the saltwater world and love exploring how to make my tank even smarter and easier to maintain. As a newcome, I would like to share all my experiences in setting up a saltwater aquarium with you!

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Stefan van Beek

Salt has always run in my blood. From birth, aquariums surrounded me, first at my grandfather's and later at my parents’ place. Now, at the age of 30, I've been able to set up my dream tank, a 160x70x70 peninsula. Corals hold the second spot for me; fish and the entire ecosystem are the reasons I have an aquarium. Nearly a decade ago, I started with my first aquarium, making plenty of mistakes and learning a great deal from them. Since 2021, I've been working at Ocean&Lake in the Netherlands, where I am now fully responsible for the saltwater department.