What should my saltwater parameters be?

Ideal pH Parameter for a Reef Tank The ideal range you want to aim for is ~8.1-8.4 for a healthy saltwater aquarium. While the absolute pH is important, it is perhaps even more important to ensure it remains stable.

Which aquarium salt is best?

The Reef Salt Mix Candidates For Reef Tank

Picture Name Best For
Editor’s Choice! Tropic Marin Pro Reef Salt SPS Tanks
Best Value Brightwell Aquatics Neomarine Salt SPS Tanks
Budget Option Instant Ocean Reef Crystals Mixed Reefs
Premium Pick Aquaforest Probiotic Reef Salt SPS Tanks

What salt should I use for my saltwater aquarium?

Instant Ocean Standard Good old Instant Ocean is probably the most iconic of salt mixes because it is one of the first artificial salt mixes created by the scientific community for use in public aquaria.

What are the best parameters for a reef tank?

The best salinity range for a reef aquarium is 1.024-1.025, or 32-33 ppt. The key methods to maintaining this salinity level are to make sure to mix salt water to the correct levels before a water change, and to utilize an Auto Top Off (ATO) which adds fresh water back to the aquarium as the water evaporates.

What are the parameters of reef crystals?


Parameter Suggested Level: Reef Aquarium Average Level: Coral Reefs
Temperature 72 – 78°F 82°F
pH 8.1 – 8.4 8.0 – 8.5
Alkalinity 8 – 12 dKH 6 – 8 dKH
Ammonia (NH3) Undetectable Near Zero

What salt does reef builders use?

Red Sea salt
Red Sea salt comes from, you guessed it the Red Sea, and contains all the trace elements found in the living reef. It is also enhanced with foundation elements like magnesium and calcium perfect for your reef aquarium environments.

What should my nitrate level be saltwater?

The acceptable range of nitrate for reef tanks is 0.25 ppm, but not more than 5 ppm.