My tank just finished cycling a few days ago and I was doing my daily tests and put them over to the side while I waited 5 mins. looked over and the ammonia test for deep green which means 6.0 ppm of ammonia...Yikes I freaked my heart was beating so fast and I hurried and filled my jugs and tried to calm down cause Perseus was acting fine and I use Prime water conditioner and just did 45 percent water change yesterday but I thought I was having one of those dreaded spikes.
I had done the test using only half a tube of tank water and half the drops but maybe I made a mistake in counting or something cause when I calmed now enough I retested using all the drops you are suppose to use and filled the test tube up to the line with tank water and the test came out fine no ammonia..what a relief !!! I even tested one more time just to make sure..lol
A few people had said it was okay to do the test this way to save from having to use so much when you do alot of testing but maybe I did it wrong or counted wrong I dont know but dang that was scary !
Has this ever happened to anybody else ? I need to order another kit soon cause I m running low on the ammonia test fluid, does anyone know if you can buy just that one or do you have to buy the entire kit ? Thanks !