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Old 10-12-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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Water test results

I'm getting my biocube reef ready for stocking so I tested my water. I bought a Red Sea pro foundation kit (I overpaid, $65) . Is the Red Sea kit accurate? Can someone tell me if my results are within an acceptable range for a reef tank?
MG - 1560 - 1600
KH - 4.0 Meq/l dKh - 11.2
Ca - 380 - 400 ppm
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I'm getting my biocube reef ready for stocking so I tested my water. I bought a Red Sea pro foundation kit (I overpaid, $65) . Is the Red Sea kit accurate? Can someone tell me if my results are within an acceptable range for a reef tank?
MG - 1560 - 1600
KH - 4.0 Meq/l dKh - 11.2
Ca - 380 - 400 ppm
Thanks
Looks ok.

Personally I keep

Calcium 480

Magnesium 1300

NitrAtes .05

Nitrites 0

Ammonia 0

Phosphates 0

Alk 12

Salinity 1.026

Temp 78.8-80.0

Here's a good chart to go by

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-05/rhf/index.php
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Thanks. What do you think about the Salifert test kits?
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Thanks. What do you think about the Salifert test kits?
Top notch kits. Takes some getting use to but they are far more accurate IMO.
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Looks ok.

Personally I keep

Calcium 480

Magnesium 1300

NitrAtes .05

Nitrites 0

Ammonia 0

Phosphates 0

Alk 12

Salinity 1.026

Temp 78.8-80.0

Here's a good chart to go by

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-05/rhf/index.php
That article and the links were what I was looking for. Thanks again.
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That article and the links were what I was looking for. Thanks again.
Your very welcome
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