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Testing for PH


jcieutat

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Does everyone out there test their PH? The parameters I have been testing are Calcium, Carbonate Hardness, Nitrite, Phosphate, Nitrite, Ammonia, and salinity.

 

If I should be testing PH, would it be best to buy a hand held meter or just by the API kit?

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I was just wondering. I had a reef tank in the past and honestly never tested anything after a few months and never had a single issue. That being said, I am going to invest in some more sensitive corals this go around. Should I be testing mag?

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You should test mag to see where it is at and then get it up to where it should be. Then test for it once a month (in my opinion). That way you can see how is gets depleted. Mag is slow to fall, so testing only occasionally for it is fine. If you really want to know what is happening, test right before and after a water change to see how your water changes impact it. You could also test once a week to see how a weeks worth of usage impacts it.

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