I was mixing some IO with my RO
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
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
SR 10 mg
/L (+/- 5mg/L)
iodide > .2
iodate < .03
as measured in SR test ~ 356 mg
as measured with ca
test ~ 360 - 370 mg
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.