SOME IMPORTANT PARAMETERS TO BE AWARE OF INCLUDE:
Alkalinity Also called carbonate hardness, is the measurement of dissolved carbonate and bicarbonate concentration in water. Carbonate hardness plays a vital role in stabilizing pH in the aquarium and should be monitored, especially in marine aquariums.
ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) Also called REDOX, measures your aquarium water’s ability to oxidize or reduce contaminants.
CALCIUM Proper calcium levels are essential for successful reef aquariums. Corals require calcium for growth, and regular testing alerts you when calcium supplementation is required.
OXYGEN (O2) Proper oxygen level is essential for healthy fish and efficient biological filtration. Chronic low oxygen levels can increase fish susceptibility to disease.
SALINITY The amount of dissolved salts in water. Essential parameter for saltwater aquariums and freshwater aquariums conditioned with aquarium salt.
AMMONIA, NITRITE & NITRATE The presence of these nitrogen compounds indicate how well your biological filter is breaking down wastes in your aquarium.