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Old 12-24-2014, 04:15 PM   #1
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Test kits.

Hi guys. I'm looking at getting some lps corals but wondered what test kits you'd recommend. My soft corals at doing fine but lps/sps will need better conditions right? Is it just calcium test I need??? Click image for larger version

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Also I'm getting a little cyano build up. I'm doing 8 hours light and little feeding. Also I'm doing weekly 15% water changes. Any recommendations? Click image for larger version

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I'd invest in a good alkalinity kit. Alk is crucial for corals. Salifert makes a good test kit for alk. Corals use it up much faster than calcium or magnesium.


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I thought alkalinity is pH?


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No alkalinity is a complex measurement of bicarbonate and carbonate in the water. It has an effect on pH but it is not pH. Alk swings usually cause issues in tanks. So it is really your most important value to keep track of.


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