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Old 07-08-2005, 12:20 PM   #1
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Waters tests

Im going to be adding corals to my tank soon and was wondering what I should be testing the water for. As of now I can test for the following:

Nitrate
Nitrite
Total Hardness
Alkalinity
PH
Ammonia

What other things am i going to need to test for when having corals?

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The only others I can think of are:

Calcium
Magnessium
Phosphate (although not necessary)
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Ok thanks, now when i test for lets say calcium and its isnt up to par, how would I go about fixing it? Is it just water changes like everything else or will i have to buy calcium a supplement?
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Old 07-08-2005, 07:40 PM   #4
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Re: Waters tests

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Total Hardness
You don't need this.

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You might want to look at Calcium for Dummies and then the Chemistry articles found here
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Thanks for Links, answers all of my calcium questions
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