Intro: Marine Tank Water Testing
This is my first post on instructables.com, so please excuse me for my mistakes & poor sound quality in video.
Actually I m having fish tank from last 14 to 15 years but I always keep freshwater fish only. This time I want to do something different. So I decided to go for Marine tank or you can say saltwater tank. And that also I want to manage it in low budget.
In Marine aquarium, you have to keep water for 3 - 4 weeks to set. So essential bacteria get produce. After that only you can add fish in your aquarium. Before that you have to check different water parameters like PH, Nitrate, Nitrite, Ammonia & salinity. Salinity you can test by using hydrometer but for other four parameters you have to use test kit. There are different brands are available in market. Here in my video I have used API, which is most common brand among hobbyist.
All the instructions & glass tubes are coming with this test kit. Its quite easy also. Here in my video I try to explain the steps of water testing. Hope you it will help you.
Parameter Reef Aquarium Fish Only Aquarium
pH 8.1 - 8.4 8.1 - 8.4
Ammonia (NH3) Undetectable Undetectable
Nitrite (NO2) Undetectable Undetectable
Nitrate - Nitrogen (NO3) < 1.0 ppm < 30 ppm