I have used , and like TropicMarin AND Salifert ALOT!What is consider the best test kits for marines ?
Where do get one of these meters ? It makes sense to have one test that is checked daily, which kinda gives you an indication that something might be going wrong.The first 12 weeks... once a week,... i would test Ammonia and Nitrite.
From week 12 onwards... alkalinity, calcium weekly.... Nitrate once a month.
I like to check pH everyday. This imo is the reading that tells heaps about the state of your water. This is obviously not realistic unless you have a permanent probe in the water or you buy a portable meter.
Some will advise more often, but soon a pattern or trend will begin to emerge and sometimes just by looking at your tank you willl know something is out of kilter.
I bought mine from Hanna instruments. And if you have the money i would put this high on my list of to be done'sWhere do get one of these meters ? It makes sense to have one test that is checked daily, which kinda gives you an indication that something might be going wrong.
I have been testing pH, KH, Phosphate, No2, No3, NH3, NH4 and Calcium
NH3 and N02 have been giving me zero reading for the last week
Hi googled the Martini, can't seem to find info. Do you have a link or supplier ?OOPS, yes, I missed of the most important:
pH and temp: personally I believe it should be checked daily, preferrably monitored continuosly. I use the Martini pH 56 temp and pH, as well as a cheap electronic temp monitor.
Salinity: A refractometer should be used at least once every two weeks, and whenevr you make up salt mix and just after a water change.
Just ensure that your refracto is temp compensated and calibrated correctly. Refractometers and Salinity Measurement by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com Using ro and using a known solution with the same refractive index as seawater.
Liaquat please help. I have tried numerous phosphate test kits....but to this day readings elude me. Now i know that i must have phos so i treat accordingly. But i don't like flying blind. Are there any locally available that you would put your name to. Thanks in anticipation.
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