Water Quality

Optimum Lobster Tank Water Conditions

Temperature 40⁰F – 50⁰F

Salinity 30-35ppt, aka 30-35 grams of salt per liter of water

pH 6.5 – 8.5

Ammonia < 10ppm

Nitrite < 5 ppm

Low light conditions

1 lobster for every 2 gallons of water

Lobster Tank Hazards

Copper is lethal at .056 ppm

Remove chlorine with activated carbon filter

Pesticides are highly toxic and should never be used around lobster tanks or filter systems.

Oxygen saturation levels should be monitored regularly

Remove dead lobsters and uneaten food as decomposition utilizes excess oxygen and creates excess chemical contaminates.