What water tests should be done before fish are introduced

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  1. HoboHoppy

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    Right guys I did my fist red sea water test on my tank and the results were as follows.

    Nitrites-0
    Amonia- 0
    Nitrates- 0
    Ph 8
    KH 6.5kh

    No From the info I gather on the net I believe my water to be perfect "please tell me if you think otherwise"

    What other tests do I need to do before I put any fish in?

    Also could I start introducing shrimps now?

    Thanks guys

    Have a good evening.

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    how long is you tank running?
     
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    Its been running two weeks now. I will wait a minimum of 4 weeks before I put any fish in.
     
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    Maybe consider putting some easy to keep hardy corals first. I know people rush to buy fish first after the 4 week cycle, but another way of doing things is first building up corals (if you building a reef), so that when you do get fish, they actually enter a reef like, living environment - which can make them feel less stressed, and more secure in a natural habitat.

    P.S. soft corals, and some lps can actually be easier to keep than fish, and give you good practise at keeping good water parameters :)
     
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    Those parameters you state can be found in swimming pools, bath water, koi ponds, bird baths etc... :)

    The important thing is the salinity and temperature. If those are correct, then the parameters you mentioned should be fine for a marine tank start up. :thumbup:
     
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    I have a heater in my tank and thus didn't think about checking the temperature but I will check it. I will get a salinity test kit in the morrow.
     
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