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Water Testing & Treatment

 

Water testing is very important for a successful reefkeeping experience.

Water should be tested weekly to maintain proper water chemistry

IDEAL REEF TANK PARAMETERS

~ PH: 8.0 - 8.45
~ Magnesium: 1350-1400
~ ORP: 300-400
~ Alkalinity DKH: 7- 11
~ Phosphate: 0 -0.03
~ Nitrate: 2ppm -15ppm
~ Calcium: 380 - 450
~ Salinity:1.025 -1.029
~ Temp: 79'- 81'

For inexpensive user friendly test kits use API brand test kits.

For more accurate testing use brands such as Salifert, Elos, Deltec, Tropic-Marin

For Phosphate Testing use either Salifert, Deltec, or Elos test kits