Test kits

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    Hi everyone
    What should i be testing for all the time and how often are tests required.
    Thanks for your support.
    Brandon:peroni:
     
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    Thanks for that, helped a stack.
    regards
     
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    IMO

    The core testing for a reef aquarium would be -

    1.) Temperature
    2.) Salinity/SG

    3.) Ammonia
    4.) Nitrate
    5.) Phosphate

    6.) Alkalinity
    7.) Calcium
    8.) Magnesium

    Testing intervals are going to vary...In a new system it will be very important to measure ammonia frequently , later on as the system matures you can relax. In a fast growing stony reef, calcium and alkalinity..
     
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    It all depends on what you gonna keep corals or fish only

    corals:
    Temp
    Alk
    Cal
    Nitrate
     
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    O sorry is the tank new?
     

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