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Old 07-06-2011, 01:42 PM   #1
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Talking Saltwater Testing

For these questions I am assuming a Saltwater Reef Aquarium would include a variety of life, i.e. fish, corals, inverts, anemones.

1. What do you test for?

2. How often do you test for each test you use?

3. What tests do you do after your Aquarium is established and when do you consider it is established?

4. What parameters do you monitor more closely than others and how often?


I hope to use this as a guide to set up a routine and log book. Thanks
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:47 PM   #2
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I test mostly for the basics unless I 'm just spot checking or theres an issue

Ammonia
Nitrite
Nitrate
PH
Phosphate
Calcium
Alkalinity
Magnesium
Silicate
Iodine/Iodide

i don't think you'd need every one of those tests but as your coral collection grows you may.

Hope that helps some
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Thanks, it helps, just wondering what everyone's test processes are.
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