Recommended Reef tank parameters

Here you will find a table that will break down each reef tank parameter and the recommended levels you should strive to keep them at.

Parameter Recommended Levels Natural Sea Water
Calcium 380-450 ppm 420 ppm
Alkalinity 8-12 dKH 7 dKH
Magnesium 1200-1400 ppm 1280 ppm
Phosphate 0.01-0.10 ppm 0.005 ppm
Nitrate 1-10 ppm >0.1 ppm
Nitrite 0.0 ppm >0.0001 ppm
Ammonia 0 ppm >0.1 ppm
Salinity 1.023-1.026 SG/32-35 ppt 1.025-1.027 SG/34-36 ppt
Temperature 76-80F Variable
pH 8.1-8.3 8.1-8.3
ORP 250-400 mV Variable
Iodine 0.06 ppm 0.06 ppm
Strontium 7-9 ppm 8 ppm
Iron Undetectable 0.000006 ppm
Boron >10 ppm 4.4 ppm
Silica >1 ppm >0.06-2.7 ppm