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Old 04-21-2014, 09:42 AM   #11
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What sort of water testing equipment would I need?
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:44 AM   #12
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I like some kind of mechanical filtration in the sump setup, be it a sock, pad, whatever you choose. Depending on where you live, and your homes Hvac system, you'll need a heater, or chillerr, or both also

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Hvac system? I've got filter socks white floss blue and green filter sponges?
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:47 AM   #14
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Get a master kit, that tests phosphate, nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, and ph. Carbonate harness also. Make sure you get a good refractometer also. You can get Hanna testers for these also, they are really accurate, but a bit costly

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Then you want to monitor calcium, magnesium, and the other essentials.

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Ok I've heard about refractometers and something to test the salt?
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:50 AM   #17
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Your homes climate control system... Heat, ac, etc. You want to be able to maintain the tank at a constant temp

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The refractometer tests the salinity of the water for you, exactly right

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Oh ok yea well it's set up as a freshwater tank at the moment but want to convert to marine
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Don't forget live rock and live sand also. Good luck with it

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