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Old 07-27-2013, 12:34 PM   #1
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Whats your levels.

These are very important but since I have been here no one post or know the levels of there tanks and you should when keeping corals.
Mine:
Salt:1.026
Alk: 7-8
Cal:421
Mag: 1360
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I keep logs they go a little over a year back

today:
Temp 79*
Salt 1.025
Alk 8
Cal 500
mag 1365
nitrite 0
nitrate 0
ammonia 0
ph 8.2
phos 0.03

Year ago today
Temp 81*
salt 1.021
alk 6
cal 410
mag 1200
nitrite 0
nitrate 1.0
ammonia 0.25
ph 7.6
phos 2.1

as you can see things changed for the better over time
it helps to be able to fall back on previous readings
you can see when things both improve or go down hill
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:32 PM   #3
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That's great but watch that cal.
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I haven't tested my water in about a year.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:38 PM   #5
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I haven't tested my water in about a year.
You better than me bro I always test with my new setup. Full of sps. My first setup was mostly lps so did not test that much.
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Mine's mostly sps too. Softball and volleyball sized colonies now.
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Mine's mostly sps too. Softball and volleyball sized colonies now.
Nice I just started loading the tank in march.
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I range cal around 500 it seems to be fine where it is and thats just with wcs
everything thrives
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Mine's mostly sps too. Softball and volleyball sized colonies now.
I don't really test my 29 gallon reef but was planing on buying some test kits for my new 90. What is your secret to avoid testing?
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I do water changes. When I used to test the water on a regular basis, I would notice very subtle changes between changes. I don't bother testing any more.
I have a large water volume though. I've never kept a small tank, unless it was plumbed into my large system, so I can't promise an sps packed bio cube will have the same results, but a reasonable coral load should be fine.
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