ICP water testing is the next wave of high precision aquarium water testing, and it is opening doors to understanding reef aquarium chemistry that we never had before. Europe has had the benefit of a domestic ICP machine for some time, but now it’s America’s turn to drill down into the nuances of making our reef tanks better and healthier environments for our corals.
With ICP-Analysis.com we can now get fast turn around time on the water parameters of our reef tanks, with granular measurements the core minerals that our corals are made of. Calcium, Alkalinity and Magnesium are paramount to stable reef aquarium chemistry, but ICP testing can report on the handful of important trace elements that are beyond measurement at home.
You can use ICP testing to fix uncommon water chemistry issues, but I prefer to send in a test when the reef tank is peaking with corals growing fast and looking their best, so you know what you’re doing right. Enjoy this quick video from Carlos of CoralVue to see how easy it is to participate in the Inductively Couple Plasma water testing revolution, and look out for our own experience with this exciting machine, which is actually located at one of our local fish stores, just a short drive away.