how do i change parameters?

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by finch, 20 Dec 2009.

  1. finch

    finch

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    can someone please help me? I'm really struggling to understand about water quality - the most important aspect of this hobby. I'm worried that readings will change drastically and i wont have a clue what to do. does someone have an article i can read that will explain this thoroughly ?
    I plan to keep FO but with various beneficial algae and DSB life.

    these are the readings I'm asking about.
    pH - 8.2 to 8.4
    Salinity - 1.023 to 1.026 (or 30.5 to 34.5 Specific Gravity (SG))
    Calcium - 380-420
    Alkalinity - 6 to 9 dKh (ideally 6.5 to 8.5 dKH) NSW levels
    Magnesium - 1300 to 1350
    Iodine - 0.04 to 0.06
    Strontium - 8ppm or 8mg/l (NSW levels)
    Potassium (K+) - 380-420
    Nitrite - 0
    Nitrate - less than 5
    Phosphate - less than 0.01
    Ammonia - 0
     
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    whew anymore questions?:)
     
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    Have you read the threads on Hennie's Corner - Marine Aquariums of South Africa, and specifically the following ones:

    Chemical equivalents - Hennie's Corner
    additives in the top up system - Hennie's Corner
    pH Question ? - Hennie's Corner
    High calcium level - Hennie's Corner
    Kalkwasser Question - Hennie's Corner
    Fe Supplement - Hennie's Corner
    ORP Oxygen reduction potential. - Hennie's Corner

    And there are links to many interesting articles here - just scroll down to "tank chemistry"

    Hope this helps - shout if you need more info...

    Hennie
     
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