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Old 10/29/2021, 11:45 AM   #1
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Testing

I test my water a day after I do i water change am I going it right of do i need to test more.


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Old 10/29/2021, 01:55 PM   #2
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If you are trying to see what a water change does, then you would test before and after the change.


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Old 10/30/2021, 04:30 AM   #3
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If you are trying to see what a water change does, then you would test before and after the change.
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Old 10/30/2021, 07:52 AM   #4
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You're fine but in addition to SantaMonica's comment if you're new to reef systems I'd suggest two things to help get an understanding of how things are going in your system; First, at some point during the first few months pick a week or two and test frequently and include 4 or 5 days in a row at the same time. Second, for the first year as your system matures test test everything at least once a week t get a feel for how your tests correlate with how your animals are doing. After a while undoubtedly you will revert to just using the eyeball test like most of the rest of us but being diligent for a while will help give you a better understanding of how things work.


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Old 11/02/2021, 05:48 PM   #5
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I test my alkalinity twice a day, everything else not so much.


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