Originally Posted by Magnus
I know. Ok so I need ammonia, nitrite and nitrates, alkalinity, PH, and a refractometer. Anything else?
Oh and my protein skimmer broke tonight. FML.
Its ok. Slow down a bit and let the tank do its thing. Its young and starting to mature.
Test I recommend at this point:
Nitrate, & phosphate
, calc, mag- you can buy a master kit like red sea, but don't need to waste them yet until you have a diverse coral collection).
API is fine for ammonia & nitrite.
-then only need to worry about alk
), as that is the "indicator" if you will as if somethings off).
Again - When you have a more mature system.
Don't bother with PH. Its unnecessary stress.
Refractometer or another conductivity / salinity device is highly recommended over the floaty hydrometer.
***Water changes (w/RO
& decent salt mix), are your best friend.
They will replenish all the chemicals needed in a young, sparse system.
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