Conversion Chart.......

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  1. missionsix

    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Some electrical conversions.

    If you use the conversions below, you can come up with an estimated kWh usage.
    Cost per 12hour days for lighting. Add up all your wattage and estimate monthly costs of your entire system.
    kWh Day Month
    $0.05 $0.60 $18.00
    $0.06 $0.72 $21.60
    $0.07 $0.84 $25.20
    $0.08 $0.96 $28.80
    $0.09 $1.08 $32.40
    $0.10 $1.20 $36.00
    $0.15 $1.80 $54.00
    $0.20 $2.40 $72.00
    $0.25 $3.00 $90.00

    watts=volts*amps
    amps=watts/volts
    1amp=120watts@120volts
    30 amp line capacity=3,600 watts (30*120)
    20 amp line capacity=2,400 watts (20*120)
    15 amp line capacity=1,800 watts (15*120)


    1 gallon = the following:
    3.785 L (liters)
    3,785 cc (cubic centimeter)
    3,785 ml (milliliter)


    1 liter = the following:
    1,000 milliliters
    1,000 cc
    0.264 gal
    35.28 oz. (weight)
    33.8 fluid oz.
    2.25 lb
    1 kg water


    Other conversions
    cc = ml
    drop = 1/20 ml with common liquids that have the consistancy of water
    ml = 20 drops
    tsp = 5 ml
    tbsp = 15 ml
    fl.oz = 30 ml


    Aquarium capacity = L*W*H(inches)/231
    (liters) = L*W*H (cm)/1,000
    (liters to gallon) = *0.264



    Parts per thousand (0/00 or ppt) = the following:
    ml/L3.8ml/gal
    3.8gm/gal
    gm/1,000gms
    gm/kilogram (Kg)
    gm/2.2lbs.




    PPM parts per million = the following:
    mg/L
    3.8mg/gal
    gm/cubic meter of water
    ml/1,000 L


    1 percent solution = the following:
    38gm/gal
    38ml/gal
    1 oz./3 quarts
    10gm/L
    1gm/100 ml
    10ml/L


    1:1,000 solution = the following:
    1ml/L
    0.1gm/100ml
    3.8 gm/gal
    3.8 ml/gal
    0.13 oz/gal



    Centigrade or Celsius = (F-32)*5/9
    Farenheit = (C*9/5)+32


    Some alkalinity conversions for quick use.
    7dkh=2.50meq/l=125ppm
    8dkh=2.86meq/l=133.9ppm
    9dkh=3.21meq/l=160.7ppm
    10dkh=3.57meq/l=178.6ppm
    11dkh=3.93meq/l=196.4ppm
    12dkh=4.29meq/l=214.3ppm
    13dkh=4.64meq/l=232.1ppm
    14dkh=5.00meq/l=250.0ppm
    15dkh=5.36meq/l=267.9ppm
    16dkh=5.71meq/l=285.7ppm
    17dkh=6.07meq/l=303.6ppm
    18dkh=6.43meq/l=321.4ppm

    Reef parameters and recommended/desired levels.

    Salinity/specific gravity-1.025ppm or 35ppt
    temp.-78-82
    PH-8.1-8.3
    Ammonia/NH[SUB]3[/SUB]-0 Should be undetectable
    Nitrite/NO[SUB]2[/SUB]-0 Should be undetectable
    Nitrate/NO[SUB]3[/SUB]-0 Acceptable at higher levels in a reef setting @20ppm and 50ppm in fish only.
    Phosphate/PO[SUB]4[/SUB]-0 should be less than .03ppm


    Magnesium/Mg-1400ppm This one affects the next 2 readings/levels.
    Alk/dKH/KH-7-14. See chart above for conversions.
    Calcium/Ca-380-500ppm

    For more info on parameters check here.
    Reef Aquarium Water Parameters by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com


    Just added a few more things

     
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  3. PharmrJohn

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    All looks good. Thanks again Casey. The only addition I would make is the 20 drops per ml. That is true if the liquid has the consistancy of water. Thicker than water preparations carry a less than 20 drops per ml relationship.
     
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    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the reply John. It is more for a general reference than the "nitty gritty"...
     
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    Yeah.....I tend to get a little retentive. OK, a lot.
     
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    Need to make that a sticky, good post!
     
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    Can we call it a 'Conversion Chart?'
    'Relationship Chart' made me think of something else. :)
     
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    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Please do... My last relationship was ugly.. Good thing I've been married for 10 years..
     
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    Definitely sticky material! Thanks for all the info.
     
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    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I added some alkalinity conversions...