water parameter

Discussion in 'Water Parameters' started by jaysix79, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. jaysix79Valued MemberMember

    Where can I get/find the figure(s) or number for ideal saltwater aquarium parameter like pH, ammonia, nitrate, salinity and more I don’t know what I’m missing

    Ranges (what i found so far)
    2.Ammonia.......<0.1 ppm Variable (typically <0.1 ppm)
    3.Nitrate..........< 0.2 ppm Variable (typically below 0.1 ppm)
    4.nitrite...........< 0.2 ppm typically Variable (typically below 0.0001 ppm)
    5.Salinity.........35 ppt
    6.Temperature..76-83° F

    anything else im missing??...by the way i need the figure for cycling a newly set up salt water aquarium
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2009
  2. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Last edited: Dec 16, 2009
  3. OP

    jaysix79Valued MemberMember

    thanks.... again ken.... your probably wondering why im asking question about saltwater now .. saltwater are for my sister... i guess ill just post on my first tread what i find out

    Table 1. Parameters critical to control in reef aquaria.

    Parameter: Reef Aquaria Recommendation: Typical Surface Ocean Value:1
    Calcium 380-450 ppm 420 ppm
    Alkalinity 2.5-4 meq/L
    7-11 dKH
    125-200 ppm CaCO3 equivalents 2.5 meq/L
    7 dKH
    125 ppm CaCO3 equivalents
    Salinity 35 ppt
    sg = 1.026 34-36 ppt
    sg = 1.025-1.027
    Temperature 76-83° F Variable2
    pH 7.8-8.5 OK
    8.1-8.3 is better 8.0-8.3 (can be lower or higher in lagoons)
    Magnesium 1250-1350 ppm 1280 ppm
    Phosphate < 0.03 ppm 0.005 ppm
    Ammonia <0.1 ppm Variable (typically <0.1 ppm)

    Parameter: Reef Aquaria Recommendation: Typical Ocean Value:1
    Silica < 2 ppm, much lower if diatoms are a problem <0.06 - 2.7 ppm
    Iodine Control not recommended 0.06 ppm total of all forms
    Nitrate < 0.2 ppm Variable (typically below 0.1 ppm)
    Nitrite < 0.2 ppm typically Variable (typically below 0.0001 ppm)
    Strontium 5-15 ppm 8 ppm
    ORP Control not recommended Variable
    Boron < 10 ppm 4.4 ppm
    Iron Below Kit Detection Limits (additions OK) 0.000006 ppm

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