What parameter do you measure most often

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by irie ivan, 27 Jan 2015.

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Most often measured parameter

  1. Temp

    44.1%
  2. Salinity

    33.8%
  3. pH

    30.9%
  4. Magnesium

    14.7%
  5. Alk

    57.4%
  6. Calcium

    22.1%
  7. Ammonia

    7.4%
  8. Nitrite

    7.4%
  9. Nitrate

    26.5%
  10. Phosphate

    19.1%
  11. Copper

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. ORP

    1.5%
  13. Potassium

    1.5%
  14. I

    1.5%
  15. Sr

    1.5%
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  1. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    As per the title...
     
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    irie ivan Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    For me at the moment, Temp, as I have set up a much smaller tank after moving house and its a lot less tolerant of temp swings in the house, followed by Alk, as I have just set up my carx and am still dialling in.
    But even if tank is well established, these two would still be my most regularly measured params, followed by pH.
     
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    irie ivan Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Mods, please add Potassium, I & Sr
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i test Alk, if your Alk is correct, more than likely Ca and Mg etc will follow.
    maybe every month i will test PO4 and NO3 but use the tank to gauge most things

    once every 2 months i might do a ICP test
     
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    Definately alk. Had a bad run in with a failed dosing pump and not enough monitoring.

    Ph now also continously with reef angel.
     
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    Temperature is easy to check- its just a glance at the thermometer...

    But in terms of something I check out purposefully, definately Alk
     
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    Only really pay attention to ALK and Ca. Maybe once a month ill check magnesium
     
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    I test alk frequently as mine got so low nearly lost all corals then i check ph
     
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    I test my sanity the most :)
     
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