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Old 02-26-2013, 05:59 PM   #1 
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Help reading my tests? :D

So I just got my API Master Test Kit in the mail and I was too anxious to wait. I busted it open and started testing as soon as I read the instructions. (Did mix up the Nitrate/Nitrite bottles and had to redo those. )

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In order; pH, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate

Let me know if I need to do anything with my water; I had honestly just done a 50% water change a few hours earlier. There are about 5 baby snails in my tank right now.

And I did notice an odd white haze developing over part of my sand? But I siphoned it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:03 PM   #2 
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Your PH looks to be at 6.6 or 6.8 hard to tell between those two >.<

Mine is 7.8 xD as dark as she gets lol.
Your ammonia is .50 so you don't want it getting any higher than that.
The other two are at 0 so obviously the tank isn't cycled or it would read from amonia to nitrite to nitrare 0, 0, 10-20.

If you want to cycle your goal is to get those readings, for a betta the PH is fine.
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Your PH looks to be at 6.6 or 6.8 hard to tell between those two >.<

Mine is 7.8 xD as dark as she gets lol.
Your ammonia is .50 so you don't want it getting any higher than that.
The other two are at 0 so obviously the tank isn't cycled or it would read from amonia to nitrite to nitrare 0, 0, 10-20.

If you want to cycle your goal is to get those readings, for a betta the PH is fine.
There are trace amounts of Ammonia in my Tap Water; so I guess I'll have to make sure I'm switching out the water for him every couple of days? (I'm so terrible at knowing. Should it be 25% every 3 days? Or 2 50% a week, or? O.O;; )

This tank's been running for a month; and he'll be here in a matter of 3-4 days.
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If there's ammonia in your tap water, Sechem Prime will help with that :D
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:26 PM   #5 
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If there's ammonia in your tap water, Sechem Prime will help with that :D
Sechem prime? Will for sure be looking into that as a soon thing. Haha.

Will Niklaus be alright in the current water perams without it? My biggest fear is that I've paid $60 for a fish and have him die on introduction.
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