Originally Posted by rossv
besides ammonia, nitritate, nitrite,
The first two should be undetectable. NO3
would depend on the tank type. FO
can tolerate mush higher levels 40-60ppm without many issues (although I would not recommend that) but in a reef setting, they should be as low as possible, zero being the goal. If above 15-20ppm depending on the coral types kept, you will have very little success. If kept under 10ppm you should not have too many problems unless keeping SPS
Best maintained in the 8.1-8.3 range, but really depends on the time of day tested. In the early AM, the ph
will be at it's lowest point. As the day progresses, the increased O2
produces by algaes will help raise/normalize the ph
. It is best tested at the midpoint of the photoperiod to get an average.
what else are thing to test for? what do they mean? what levels should they be at? and what should i do to get them where they should be?
are always good to monitor for FOWLR
and reef, but what else you may need, would really depend on the tank inhabitants. What is the intended set up for this tank?