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Old 11-23-2003, 12:36 AM   #1
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Did a bunch of tests, how is my water?

Just got a few new test kits figuring I'll need them when I eventually add corals. I think my phosphate and silicate will go down if my RO unit ever gets here.

Tetra/Wardley kits
ammonia/Nitrate/Nitrite 0
PH 8.2
SG 1.025

Seachem Test Kits:
Calcium 400
Total Alkalinity 4
Magnesium 1250
Phosphate 1
Silicate 6
Iodide 0

How do these levels look and what else should I be looking to do to bring levels to where they should be other than RO Unit?
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Old 11-23-2003, 02:18 AM   #2
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Those levels look fine...if it ain't broke don't fix it.
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So my levels are fine to try a hardy coral? I will probalby wait a month or so until i can do a few water changes w/ RO/DI water.
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Is that dkH or meq/l for your alk reading? If it is dKH, that is too low and will need to be adjusted either by a water change or by adding buffer.
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it's meg/l, I had another test kit that was kinda old and cheap that I believe was 8 dkH
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Old 11-26-2003, 09:24 PM   #6
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it's meg/l, I had another test kit that was kinda old and cheap that I believe was 8 dkH
Yeah, that is more like it. Your levels look ok.
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