Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by rusty, Nov 17, 2015.
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Was just wondering how often you test a week and what for
Once weekly. Same time every Thursday.
Monitor temp, alk, cal, nitrate, pH. Salifert test kits.
Once a week. Nitrates, Phosphates, Ca.
I used to test alk every Saturday morning. After doing weekly water change, not much change as I cut down on the sps. Many experienced reefers told me keep the alk in check and all the other parameters will follow nicely.
Once a week with my water changes. Every Saturday. Phos, ca, alk, nitrates and ammonia. PH. Not sure why those, that's just what I've always done.
Lol, that's funny.
Try to do it once a week.
As often as I need to.
For instance, now that Im running my 3 headed dosing pump, I'm testing a little more until I get it 'dialed in'
To do that, I"m testing some things every 3 days, some every week.
However, usually when things are well- they usually are- I test about every month- sometines longer.
I have about a 320g of actual water system- so swings aren't as quick, etc.
If you're not seeing 'swings', why test often? If it ain't broke.....
My numbers have been consistent so once every few weeks.
When I have a concern or issue 1x a week or more.
Once a week since my tank is dialed in. I test magnesium, calcium, alkalinity and phosphate. I don't bother with ph, ammonia or nitrate since my tank is mature. If your tank is new then I'd suggest testing more frequently.
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