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Old 02-16-2013, 03:20 PM   #1
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Parameters for healthy tank?

What should your parameters read if everything is fine and healthy in your tank?

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Old 02-16-2013, 03:49 PM   #2
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So I'm still pretty new at this but hopefully others will correct me if I'm wrong. A lot of the parameters depend on what is in your tank. I've also read that the most important part of parameters is consistency..

Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrites: 0 ppm
Nitrates: as close to 0 as possible.

Specific gravity ( which is basically salinity)
1.023-1.027 (on the higher end for corals... This is a very wide range many would say... So try to stay with 1/100th of your starting reading)

Calcium: 400-500 ppm

Temperature: ~80... But really depends on what is in the tank.

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It depends on if its a FOWLR or reef. Here's a good table and read to go by.


I keep my salinity at 1.026 temp 76-78

pH 8.0-8.2

Calcium is about 480

I always have nitrAtes .05 (there is such a thing a too clean of a tank believe it or not)

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