Grow Coralline Algae And Corals

Values To Maintain A Healthy Saltwater Aquarium

 

GETTANKEDAQUARIUMS.com is where Saltwater Correct Products were developed back in "2000" and is a BRS-Bulk Reef Supplier, where you get virgin carbon, GFO, 2 part aquarium sea salts, dry and liquid forms of high end additives and supplements products and we use them our selves.

 

Compare And Save!

 

The 4 worst enemies that prohibit coralline algae growth is phosphates, nitrates, unbalanced water chemistry and poor maintence.

  
Magnesium (Mg):
Natural Sea Water Values: Approximately 1250 ppm
Acceptable Range For All Saltwater Aquariums: 1100 ppm to 1400 ppm
Ideally Keep Your Magnesium Values Close To Natural Sea Water Values.
 
 
Alkalinity:
Natural Sea Water Values: Approximately 7 dKH
Acceptable Range For All Saltwater Aquariums: 7 dKH to 12 dKH
Ideally Alkalinity Values Of 10 dKH Is Best.
 
 
pH:
Natural Sea Water Values: Varies
Acceptable Range For All Saltwater Aquariums: 8.1 to 8.4
 
 
 
Calcium (Ca):
Natural Sea Water Values: Approximately 400 ppm
Acceptable Range For All Saltwater Aquariums: 350 ppm to 450 ppm
Ideally Calcium Values Of 450 ppm Is Best.
 
 
Potassium (K):
Natural Sea Water Values: Approximately 390 ppm
Acceptable Range For All Saltwater Aquariums: 350 ppm to 400 ppm
 

 
Boron (B):
Natural Sea Water Values: Approximately 4.5 ppm
Acceptable Range For All Saltwater Aquariums: 3.0 ppm to 6.0 ppm
 
 
Salinity:
Natural Sea Water Values: Varies
Acceptable Range For All Saltwater Aquariums: 1.023 to 1.026
 
Ideally for saltwater aquariums 1.026, which is the average of all the reefs combined.

Do not think of your tank as a fish only, coral only or reef only tank, but just as it is, a saltwater tank.

You have fish and corals from all parts of the world in one tank, you have to have average parameters to try and make ALL your saltwater aquariu inhabitants happy.

 
Strontium (Sr):
Natural Sea Water Values: Approximately 8.0
Acceptable Range For All Saltwater Aquariums: 5 ppm to 12 ppm
 
Low Strontium prohibit the growth of corals and coralline algae.
Strontium is important for coralline algae growth and particularly SPS corals. 
 
Iodine (I):
Natural Sea Water Values: Approximately 0.060 ppm
Acceptable Range For All Saltwater Aquariums: 0.030 ppm to 0.090 ppm
 
Iodine can be depleted by biological processes, protein skimmers.
Iodine is required by soft corals and macro algae.
 
Copper (Cu++):
Natural Sea Water Values: Approximately 0.030 ppm
Acceptable Range For All Saltwater Aquariums: 0.000 ppm to 0.030 ppm
 
Copper is fatal to marine invertebrates at values as low as 0.05 ppm for many species.
 
Molybdenum (Mo):
Natural Sea Water Values: Approximately 0.01 ppm
Acceptable Range For All Saltwater Aquariums: 0.0 ppm to 0.12
 
Silica (SiO2-3):
Natural Sea Water Values: Approximately 0.040 ppm
Acceptable Range For All Saltwater Aquariums: 0.000 ppm to 0.500 ppm
 
Silica values above 0.3 ppm can cause diatom algae blooms in the aquarium.
Silica is required by different types of sponges for reproduction and growth.
 
Phosphate (PO4):
Natural Sea Water Values: Approximately 0.030 ppm
Acceptable Range For All Saltwater Aquariums: 0.000 ppm to .25 ppm
 
Phosphate values above 0.05 ppm is a cause of concen, source should be found and correct.

Phosphate can be caused by over feeding or improper aquarium maintenance.

Using phosphate media should only be used until source is found and corrected.

GFO - Granular Ferric Oxide Filtering Media For Aquariums can cause your alkalinity values to drop.
 
High Phosphates prohibit the growth of corals and coralline algae.
 
Nitrite (NO3):
Natural Sea Water Values: Approximately 0.010 ppm
Acceptable Range For All Saltwater Aquariums: 0.000 ppm to 0.100 ppm

High Nitrites values are a concen and the source should be found and corrected. 
 
Nitrates (NO2):
Natural Sea Water Values: Approximately 0.050 ppm
Acceptable Range For All Saltwater Aquariums: 0.000 ppm to 25 ppm
 
High Nitrates is a cause of concen, source should be found and corrected.
 
High Nitrates prohibit the growth of corals and coralline algae.
 
Ammonia (NH3-4):
Natural Sea Water Values: Approximately 0.010 ppm
Acceptable Range For All Saltwater Aquariums: 0.000 ppm to 0.050 ppm
 
Ammonia values above 0.05 ppm is a cause of concen, source should be found and correct.

Ammonis values can rise after adding new animals, feeding or improper aquarium maintenance.

 

CLICK HERE   To Return To Top Of Page