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Reef Tank Parameters

Reef Tank Parameters

Maintaining proper reef tank parameters is essential to the health and well-being of fish, coral and invertebrate inside your aquarium. Fluctuations in a key aquarium parameter, such as temperature, ammonia or nitrate, can result in algae blooms, animal sickness and even death. It is therefore necessary to routinely test an important tank parameter like salinity or pH and record the results so you can keep reef parameters stable and at acceptable levels.

We've created this handy reference chart for you to bookmark (or share!) so you'll always know the proper parameters for nano aquarium systems and how reef aquarium water parameters compare to seawater parameters.

Before pouring aquarium additives or supplements into your tank, it is important to understand what you are adding and how much you need to add. We've got two articles on these subjects that we believe you'll find useful: How and Why to Test Your Aquarium Water and How and What to Dose.

If you have any questions about testing your water, which additives or equipment you should use or how you can get rid of algae, please do not hesitate to contact us. Tech support is always free, whether you're shopping for a solution or just need advice from an experienced aquarium hobbyist. We can help get your aquarium water parameters in line by simply learning a bit more about your tank, equipment and maintenance routine. We're here to help!

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