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Old 03-14-2005, 11:50 AM   #1
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Reef test kits?

What are the parameters to test for in reef systems? What kits do you folks prefer? TIA
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Old 03-14-2005, 03:53 PM   #2
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ph, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate are the basics. Then depending on what you have in the tank you might want:ca, p04, mg,copper,and alk. I use "aquarium pharmiceuticals", nutrifin, and seachem personally. Many people recommend Salifert though.
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The basics I understand. Thanks for the others. Shouldn't KH and Phosphate be added too?
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alk tests the kh along with a couple of other things for total alk. Po4 stands for phosphate.
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Old 03-14-2005, 04:34 PM   #5
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Ahhhh, thanks!
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