Well, good news! I set it up, put the gravel and the filter and heater in, and I did the first test... -after- my sister put in the dechlorinator drops... this is what it read::
nitrAte : 0, and the thing said Safe
nitrIte : 0, and it also said Safe
total hardiness: it read as 75, and the words were Soft
total alkanlinity : it said it was at 40, and the words were Low
pH : it was at 6.2 and on the thing it said it was Acidic.
How can i jump start it? I've heard of people putting fish food in the water to start it, should I do that?
Is the amonia in the nitrIte? That's what I've read, but i am not sure.
<--Hehe, that's my puppy, Charlie, before he turned moose. He was attacking his teddy-bear, whom I called Mr.Snuggles, with one true possessed look on his face. Many days later, he ate Mr. Snuggles. RIP Snugg Snugg!
P.S. that's my grandpa's knee in the upper right corner.