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 Testing Kits
 
Description: Test your water quality with at-home kits to keep conditions perfect.

 

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Saltwater Aquarium Levels:

Temp range: 78-82 degrees
pH range: 8.0 to 8.4
Nitrates:  .05ppm
Salinity: 1.021 to 1.025
Alkalinity: 2.5 to 3.5 meg/l
Calcium: 400-450 ppm

 

 

   

Adam's stocks a wide range of saltwater testing kits to help you track and diagnose problems with your tank.

One clue to bad quality is excessive algae growth, tracking down the cause is much easier after a quick water quality test.


Water Quality -- Fish Only Tanks (fresh and saltwater tanks)
Track pH, alkalinity, ammonia, nitrate and nitrite levels to keep the environment healthy for your fish.  Adam's stocks a full range or chemical and biological treatments when you do find a problem.

Water Quality -- Fish & Reef Tanks
Having coral also means you need to track calcium, magnesium, strontium and iodine levels.

Salinity
Natural seawater is packed with salt in concentrations of 1.021 to 1.025.  Grab a hydrometer or refractometer to test the salinity and specific gravity in your tank and to maintain that level as you perform weekly/monthly water changes.

Temperature
To keep fish and coral happy you need to maintain a stable temperature in your tank (78-82 degrees).  Check it daily with an assortment of thermometers at Adam's.

 

 
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