Water parameters

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  1. raytone

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    Ammonia-0 mg/L
    Nitrite-0 ppm
    Nitrate-0.2 mg/L
    pH-8.1
    Phosphate-0 mg/L
    KH/ALK-6.4 dKH - 2.28 meq/L
    Ca-400 mg/L
    Mg-1110 ppm
    Salinity-1.025
    Temp.-26*C

    Is the parameters good or bad?
     
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    All looking good, except the Alk and Mag could be raised slightly but live stock would be fine in those parameters, what test kits are you using?
     
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    first increase magnesium to 1250 then increase kh
     
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    I'm using Salifert test kits. How do i increase Mg & KH. Testkits exp.2013 and +-3 months old
     
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    Mag, best is to find a magnesium additive and for KH add one of the buffers available.
     
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    will do so thanks. Where can i find a program to design a tank and sump and cabinet?
     
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    That i dont know, try look through the DIY section, there might be something there you could use.
     
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    However, what is more important than chasing the numbers, is stability of the numbers.
    Often, when chasing a certain number of a specific parameter, you will affect another. Consequently, you will attempt to fix the next, which will inevitably affect the previous or the next.
    Should you not be familiar with how each affects one another, you could get caught in a vicious circle of frustrating yourself. Frustration, combined with insufficient knowledge could lead to overdosing its consequences.

    The importance of Mg is that at increased levels, it indirectly allows for better stability w.r.t. Ca, Sr. and Alk.

    Don't rely too much on accuracy of hobby grade kits, rather use them to measure consistency.
     
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