water testing

  1. MarineDepot

    How To Test Phosphates In Your Reef Tank with the Hanna Checker | A simple, step-by-step tutorial

    At Marine Depot, we love to test our systems with Hanna Instruments Checkers. Within this video we provide a quick and easy step-by-step guide on how to use the Hanna Phosphate Checker. Shop our Hanna Instruments offerings HERE and don't hesitate to reach out to our customer care team with any...
  2. Reef Kinetics

    ReefBot 60ml vials are here!

    The 60ml vials are here! allowing you to perform more tests before refilling. Grab yours now from: www.reefkinetics.com/product/60ml-vial/
  3. Rick Mathew


    Well this will be my third trip down this “Rabbit Hole”…One would think I should have learned my lesson, but Noooooo! I jumped back in with both feet! If you are brave enough come with me on my third journey into “Wonderland” then read on!! In my last post in July of last year I presented the...
  4. drernesto

    ReefBot V2 is here!

    ReefBot V2 is here! The ReefBot V2 is finally here!! Aimed mainly to stabilize your tank parameters to create a healthier ecosystem for your precious corals and fish. With its 8 vials, the ReefBot V2 can test all the essential parameters of your tank faster and more efficiently than its...
  5. yourmom

    My tank water parameters- am I ready for coral?

    I started a 40 gallon AIO on October 27. Water from LFS. Live sand and bottle bac as instructed, and a couple of cap fulls every 4-5 days until gone. Tested water yesterday before my first (5 gal) water change. Tank looks great and I want to add a few corals if we are ready. Used API tests and...
  6. M

    Which hanna phosphate checker do you use? And which should I use? HI774 vs HI713 vs HI736

    I'm a bit overwhelmed by the number of Hanna Checker for phosphate. I've opened a poll to see which one you guys use. Could someone correct me if my understanding of these three checkers is wrong? And maybe suggest which one I should get? The HI774 sounds like the best choice for someone who...
  7. KeystoneMalone

    Water Testing / Maintaining Parameters

    With the risk of sounding somewhat foolish, I think I am over/under thinking water testing. I have a 20g that has been up and running for about a year now, and im pretty sure im not testing as much as I should be. I do 5g water changes every 2 weeks, really have no big issue with algae (with the...
  8. eXact iDip®

    Exciting New Partnership Announcement for eXact iDip® & ReefTrace Live™

    Two great smartphone apps make one great solution for the Marine Aquarium market. Rock Hill, SC – eXact iDip® 570 Marine Starter Test Kit, announced an exciting partnership with ReefTrace Live™ for premier testing of marine aquariums using a smartphone. The eXact iDip® 570 Marine Starter Test...
  9. A

    Cycling Water Test Results Help

    Hey Guys, I’ve been cycling my tank for about 2-3 weeks now and I did my first water test without the help of my LFS today. My results were: Salinity: 1.024 Temp: 25 Degrees Celsius dKH: 7 dKH pH: 8.6 Ammonia: 0 - 0.1 Nitrite: About 0.5 Nitrate: Between 10 & 20 What are your thoughts on where...
  10. BighohoReef

    What test kit brand are you using?

    Hi R2R Community! My FIRST POLL! Some quick background: I’m a numbers and data guy so I love it when people post polls and give feedback. I can’t tell you how many purchases in this hobby because of that. This morning while testing nitrates I was having trouble finding the right color to match...
  11. WallyB

    ★ DIY [Auto] ★ [ ALKALINITY MONITOR ] ★ 3 Tank [HANNA with Raspberry PI / Ardiuno ] with ADVANCED Features

    IT's finally over. 6 months of hard work is coming to the End Game. (Working Alk Monitor) A crazy idea I came up with, actually works. All started because I couldn't get a Apex Trident (none available), nor or was I will to shell out the money (and throw out two perfectly working two Apex...
  12. AquariumSpecialty

    Reef Kinetics ReefBots & Accessories in Stock

    The ReefBots have become a very popular item and we are pleased to announce that we are now stocking them in our warehouse. Same day shipping available if you order before 3:30 PM on all in-stock items. https://www.aquariumspecialty.com/shop-by-brand/reef-kinetics.html
  13. Reef Kinetics

    Christmas offer from Reef Kinetics

    Due to popular demand, we are offering $100 off the ReefBot this Christmas ! Use coupon code: HOHO100 at checkout. . #alliwantforchristmasisyou #reefbot #reefkinetics
  14. SDJustin

    German ICP Water Analysis Comparison

    I ran ATI, Triton, & FaunaMarin ICP tests on my 160 gallon reef tank. All three tests were taken within 3 minutes of each other from the same location within the aquarium. Attached are the results. TLDR: I now trust the results of all three (except Triton Iodine) as they all reasonably agree...
  15. Reef Kinetics

    Independence Day $75 discount

    Happy Independence Day from the Reef Kinetics team Just add the code at check out! Click here to buy!
  16. Reef Kinetics

    ReefBot testing for Nitrate, Phosphate, Nitrite, Ammonia, Alkalinity, Calcium, Magnesium

    Which parameter should we add next?
  17. Cristy17

    IDip PO4 reading question

    I use an iDip to test my water. I am confused about the reading it is giving forthe PO4 test. One screen shows a reading of 0.16 ppm (as P) and when I scroll over, the diffent measurement is .49 ppm (as PO4). Which unit am I suppose to be looking at? Thank you in advance!