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Old 08-23-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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Water testing

As I'm still new to saltwater I was wondering what are the main things to test for I'm my aquarium.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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Is this a fish only tank
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:45 PM   #3
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So far I have 2 clowns,3 hermet crabs,5 snails and a emerald crab,also have 3 corals
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:49 PM   #4
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Sounds like a nice tank. I am just getting into saltwater myself. Just fish so as far as I know just have to check for ammonia ,nitrites, and nitrates just like fresh water. With corals I believe you have to check levels of calcium, phosphates and some others but not sure. What size tank do you have?
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:55 PM   #5
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It's a juwel rio 180ltr which I've converted from tropical,love it so far,5 weeks in and no problems,got all test kits but not always sure which to do,nitrate,nitrite,ammonia and phosphate are good.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:09 PM   #6
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How long you had tank set up for? Not trying be rude but if you don't no what test for and it's new tank your corals might die as dont like change in water quality, and most info out there says wait 6-8 months before adding corals so that gets established
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Been set up 5 weeks and going great,fish shop advise me every week and test my water but want to test it more myself.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:04 PM   #8
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Best of doing own research on net as guys in shop will just try sell you things don't need. Why think you have corals in new tank. For corals test calcium,magnesium,alkalinity,ph aswell as what you said you test above. I wouldn't risk putting corals in 5 wk old tank as water still getting stable.
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:04 AM   #9
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So far so good,corals doing good,only got soft coral and easy to keep ones for now.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:17 AM   #10
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Hope goes good. Just test often and dose tank if needs and should be ok. What skimmer u using as use have the roi 125 with juwel skimmer and didn't think much of it
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