Originally Posted by WashingtonCowgirl
Just found it. The only things it tests for are ph, Free chlorine and chlorine residual, acid demand and total alkalinity. (its a pool test kit lol)
I tested the pH and it was 7.6. Should I test for the others or do they not matter?
You need to test for: ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH
Ammonia and nitrite are toxic to fish and you want this number to be 0.25ppm or less....0ppm is ideal
Nitrate- you want this 5-10ppm...at least 30ppm and less, nitrate is what will tell you when the cycle is near complete along with 0ppm on the first two
pH-you don't want to mess with this, our fish usually will adjust without issue to our source water pH, the pH swing can be deadly, but, it is important to know the pH as this can change what some of the other water prams do in your tank.