Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-05-2011, 03:28 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
ORP?

I see these monitors on websites for ORP? What exactly is that?


Thanks
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 03:34 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I found out its oxidation-reduction potential. But what does that actually measure? And is it just a fancy toy?
LOL
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 04:18 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
hackteck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,628
Send a message via AIM to hackteck
their all just fancy toys lol
__________________
hackteck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 05:44 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 148
The reduction potential of an ion is its ability to reduce another ion in a reaction. Or more simply its ability to oxidize. Reduction is the gaining of electrons by a substance and oxidation is the losing of electrons. Therefore the substance that is oxidized is more positive and the reduced substance is more negative. As for what the sensor has to do with the aquarium trade I have no clue. Just thought I'd share the basic chemistry behind it.
__________________
spencelee10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 06:15 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gti_Leo's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto,Ontario
Posts: 3,021
probably the breaking down of metals in the water columb, like copper aluminum, iron. anythign that can actually get in the system through waterchanges some freak way. prob just another gaget to grab your money, like the fancy ground probes. people insist you need
__________________
Gti_Leo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 06:19 PM   #6
HN1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
HN1's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ga
Posts: 8,169
ORP and the Reef Aquarium by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com
__________________
Question everything you see on the internet. ~ George Orwell
HN1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 07:28 PM   #7
SW 20 & Over Club
 
ccCapt's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 5,362
Send a message via ICQ to ccCapt
They are only needed when running ozone in your system. You use the ORP monitor/controller to turn the ozone generator on/off.
__________________

__________________
/Larry
125g reef
See My Tank Info
Check out The build project
ccCapt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.