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Old 03-20-2006, 09:53 PM   #1
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Fresh Instant Ocean params

I was mixing some IO with my RO/DI water and got to wondering what the params were. So, being the obviously bored person that I am, I did some testing. This is RO/DI water in a 5G bucket that has had a 660 ph in it for about 24 hours. After the 24 hours I took the ph out and let it sit for another 24 hours. I then restarted the ph and let it run for about 3 or 4 minutes and then began testing...Here are my results (All tests performed with Salifert kits all less then 6 months old)..

IO @ 1.025 ppt salinity
Mg 1410-1440 mg/L
SR 10 mg/L (+/- 5mg/L)
iodide > .2
iodate < .03
KH 10.6 dKH / Alk 3.77 meq/L
Ca as measured in SR test ~ 356 mg/L
Ca as measured with ca test ~ 360 - 370 mg/L

My hope is that others will reply with some params on fresh salt water brands to compare to. Would be great especially if they were tested with Salifert kits.

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