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Old 07-23-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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Question on freshwater correct testing results

I've been in the reef hobby for about 15 years and feel I understand pretty much everything one could know. But here's my problem. I just started a large freshwater tank and I have no idea what I should test for, or what the test results should be. I have a 125 gallon tank, 50 gallon sump with bioballs and sock, uv sterilizer, 1200 gallons an hour cycling, powerheads in tank, and have some Oscar's, catfish and knife fish.
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Once the tank is cycled...I only test ammonia, nitrIte, nitrAte and pH a couple times a week. As I'm 100% sure you know...you want 0 ammo, 0 no2 and nitrAtes at or below 20 in freshwater.

I absolutely ignore GH, kH, phosphates and even pH unless there is an extreme level which would require adjusting (which is virtually never necessary IMO in FW).
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