Testing water paramaters

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  1. simonmcgill

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    I thought I would start a thread to discuss where you should take the water from in order to test the water parameters.

    Should one take the test water from the display tank and if so how deep in the tank should you take the water or from the sump.

    Will it provide you with different readings?
     
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    i think the main thing is temp from tank to time of test.. i cant see it being too different if taken from various areas if circulation is good?
     
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    I also don't think it will make a difference if it's from the display or sump, if there is a difference between the two I would be concerned that circulation is not enough.
     
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    On average how many times should your tank circulate in one hour? especially for large tanks eg 1000l?
     
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    My turnover is about 5 times an hour through my sump.
     

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