What to test for

Discussion in 'Fish Only Tanks, Predator Tanks' started by johannes rall, 10 Jan 2012.

  1. johannes rall

    johannes rall

    Joined:
    30 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    197
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    PORT ELIZABETH
    what should Itest for in a fowlr tank
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. mariusmeyer

    mariusmeyer

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    3,057
    Likes Received:
    210
    Location:
    Jukskei Park, JHB
    During cycle, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and after that just nitrate until your tank stabalizes.
     
  4. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    4,804
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Pinetown,South Africa(KZN)
    Found this on a Site for you about setting up a FOWLR System...hope they help..as it's an old Forum..but looks like you Test the exact same things as you would any other Marine Aquarium..
    Setting Up a FOWLR Aquarium

    http://www.aquabuys.com/c/fish-only-live-rock-aquarium.html
    Fish-Only, FOWLR, or Reef: Which Aquarium Setup is Right For You?
     
  5. Dewald@Dorry

    Dewald@Dorry

    Joined:
    20 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Johannesburg (Alberton)
    Very good info, I also read an article confirming that good quality water parameters including things like calcium, magnesium and Alkalinity is just as essencial for fish as for corals.
     
  6. Dewald@Dorry

    Dewald@Dorry

    Joined:
    20 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Johannesburg (Alberton)
    PS: It is just easier to maintain these levels as they don't get used up as quickly, due to the lack of corals, but they still drop slowly.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - test Forum Date
tester TDS-3 General Discussions and Advice Saturday at 18:14
LAB standards water testing & Pet Stop SA Pet Stop SA 13 Feb 2017
[wtd] Calcium and phosphate test kit Wanted 4 Feb 2017
HANNA Digital Nitrate Tester Jungle Aquatics 2 Feb 2017
[wtd] Test Kits Wanted 17 Jan 2017
Sea water tests Water Parameters and Additives 2 Jan 2017
Quietest flow pump Pumps and Waterflow 4 Nov 2016