how do you check aeration?
temp is preset heated to 78 so it's always around there, sometimes just a little higher, maybe a little lower on cold days, not sure, but around there, thermo doensn't read right..
not aerated but filtered which is supposed to aerate it okay?
I used salt in the very beginning but it shouldn't be there now it's had a ton of water changes.
I can't SEE any algae blooms, they could be hidden on the plants, maybe? but not any I can see >^<
my PH is around 5.5 already, regular basis, I can't get it to change no matter how much how often or how little ( though I haven't checked the little side a ton for obvious reasons ) I change the water.
hardness is not zero, it's somewhere between 25 and 75, my liquid test doesn't measure those.
no Nitrite, no Nitrate. hardly any ammonia ( it is planted so maybe that's why, not sure )
I always make sure not to touch them so that's possible but I don't think so, and it's always higher than hardness by at least a little,
though it was higher thanusual today.
I'mma get some more strips asap and test it again, I did some water change though, since I was removing some decaying plant leaves as well.
do I need something specific for aeration? and how do I test it? thanks ^-^
Last edited by inkrealm; 05-24-2011 at 08:02 PM.