Christopher Marks

How often do you test your water parameters?

Water Parameters   297 members have voted

  1. 1. How often do you test your water parameters?

    • Daily
      31
    • Weekly
      109
    • Bi-Weekly
      48
    • Monthly
      32
    • When something goes wrong
      53
    • Never
      24

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How often do you test your water parameters?

 

biweekly...right before every waterchange!

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Hey, there's no option for NEVER.

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I figure I probably do it about once a month at the moment. No problems really, and I keep up with water changes, so I don't have too much reason to be checking. Tanks only been up for about 5 months, but the only thing I've lost were some nerites that I'm guessing I didn't acclimate properly. Half died, half survived.

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only when something goes wrong, whuch has (luckilly) pretty much meant never after my cycle. I do feel guilt about this, like I should do it more often though.

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I didn’t see a selection for never :lol:

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Every two weeks, one week after partial water change

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I taste mine every now and then. Does that count for anything?

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I let my corals tell me when to test. They are a great indicator of problems. So far, havent had any pproblems, but i religiously keep up on Water changes and maintenance.

 

-Mike

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Daily or few times daily when adding something new, cycling or if anything goes wrong. Would like to keep live monitors to know when testing is necessary.

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I voted daily. I check salinity everyday. I check alk and calcium every other day and I check mag twice a month.

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I'm terrible with water testing. I test once a month, unless a coral starts looking bad.

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Every couple months on all my tanks.

I do weekly water changes, so the water parameters NEVER change..... EVER.

 

I still dont have a salt water test kit though, I am trying to find out if my freshwater kit will work on it with accurate results (it works, I just don't know if its accurate or not)

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check salinity on my tanks every week before WC. used to test CA, alk, nitrates, phosphates before. now i just test if my corals look bad or something dies. don't like the chasing.

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I taste it

 

Love when ppl resurrect a 5 year old thread just to post something like this... -_-

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no sense of humor. :huh: fine i test my big tank weekly as it contains a tessellate eel and some softies. I test for nitrate and phosphate in that one. mainly because its a 6 year old tank and has been stable if something looks off i test the other elements but usually the cause is a seas monster took a dump in it. my mixed reefs I test for all strontium,molybdenum,magnesium, calcium, alk, PH etc. my nano I dont bother since i do 20-30% H2o changes weekly i dont use any supplements just good salt mix, clean H2o and temp check the salinity and into the tank.

i have only used purple up and buffer plus thats it and i have nice hard well water my ro/di unit has been collecting dust for 3 years.

had a salt bucket last me over two years on my big tank as i needed only add top off water. viva la refugium .

 

happy now? ;)

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