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    Here are the parameters to shoot for:


    Ammonia: < 0.1 ppm (parts per million)

    Nitrate: < 0.2 ppm

    Nitrite: < 0.2 ppm

    Temp: 76-83 F

    Salinity: 1.025 specific gravity or 35 ppt (parts per thousand)

    pH: 8.1 - 8.3

    Alkalinity: 7-11 dKH or 2.5-5 milliequivalents per litre

    Calcium: 420 ppm

    Magnesium: 1280 ppm


    Here's a great reference
    http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-05/rhf/index.php
    9 to 5 sounds like a good night in Buenos Aires to me!!!
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