water parameter

  1. jaysix79 Member Member

    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)
    1.pH...............7.8-8.5
    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
     
  2. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member


  3. jaysix79 Member Member

    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