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Well I have 4 tanks.

Strip 1 is 5 gallon, 2-4 is 10 gallon.

All just have 1 Betta fish.

Are these good? Please explain! New to water tests :)
 

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Test strips are notoriously inaccurate. It is recommended to get the liquid test kits. Plus, you need a reading on ammonia, which is the first toxin to rise and harm your fish.

But going by your strips, I'd say tank one needs a large water change NOW. You don't ever want nitrites as high as 1 ppm, and tank 1 looks to be approaching 5 ppm. I'd also do a wc in tank 3 due to nitrites not being at zero, and looks to be above 0.5 ppm

I'd do those changes immediately, and then go buy the liquid kit.
 

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Test strips are notoriously inaccurate. It is recommended to get the liquid test kits. Plus, you need a reading on ammonia, which is the first toxin to rise and harm your fish.

But going by your strips, I'd say tank one needs a large water change NOW. You don't ever want nitrites as high as 1 ppm, and tank 1 looks to be approaching 5 ppm. I'd also do a wc in tank 3 due to nitrites not being at zero, and looks to be above 0.5 ppm

I'd do those changes immediately, and then go buy the liquid kit.


Thanks, water changes done :) but, what's a good brand for a liquid test kit? :)
 
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