Required parameters for a Reef Tank

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Junz, 9 Mar 2009.

  1. Junz

    Junz

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    Hi guys

    im busy setting up a spread sheet to record all my readings of my tank. it will give me an average over a week and a month to see whether things are getting better or worse in terms of stats...

    i will be dosing sugar to combat nitrates and other issues, im hoping that with this spread sheet il be able to monitor over a period of time if my parameters are dropping or rising and how much sugar or whatever i am dosing, i will need over a week or month to keep the tank stable.

    also il be able to see how much bi-carb/calcium i dose over a week and month, overall i think it will be a handy tool to keep track of the parameters of your tank. most guys dose manually and it would be nice to know how much we are actually using over a period of time.

    so what i need from my fellow reef buddies is a Min , Required , Max parameters for each test so i can get this thing running

    eg: Nitrates 0, 5 , 30

    0= min
    5= required
    30= max


    if there are more parameters please let me know then we can add it here,
    this can & will help other reefers.

    Nitrates
    P04
    PH
    KH
    calcium
    Nitrites
    Mag
    redox

    Thanks Guys
     
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  3. Tony

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    OK> Here goes

    Ammonia - 0ppm
    Nitrite - 0ppm
    Nitrate - 0ppm for SPS and up to 20ppm for softies and FOWLR's. Less is better
    calcium - 420-450ppm for reef. Not really important for FOWLR
    Magnesium - 1250ppm- 1350ppm
    KH - 7-10DKH
    Salinity - 1.023-1.025
    p.H - 8.2 - 8.5 during photoperiod. This will drop at night.
     
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  4. FransSny

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    junz send me a pm...will forward you mine ...i incorporated a few graphs as well...you can always play around and change if you want
     
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