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Hmm, that's good to know dmagerl. I shake it pretty hard back and forth in my hand for about 30 seconds, but when I do the tests tomorrow I will try pounding it on the table first, lol. Thanks!
Wanted to give an update - I have not changed the water in my tank since I started this thread. I tested the water again this morning, and everything still checks out at 0. It truly is...
It says, "Detoxifies heavy metals, ammonia and other elements released from fish waste," but since it doesn't specifically say nitrites maybe I'd better get Seachem Prime, or do the salt, just to be...
Thank you for your reply. The water conditioner that came with my tank (Aqueon brand) says that it detoxifies ammonia also...is this enough, or do you still recommend getting Seachem Prime? And I...
My tank has been set up for about 4 weeks now, and I am cycling with fish. It is a small tank, an Aqueon Evolve 8. It currently has 5 guppies in it. I have been changing 20% of the water almost...
08-16-2012, 08:35 PM
That makes sense. So, with an ammonia level of 0.25, is that enough to slowly feed the building of bacteria? I just did another water change, and will test again in the morning. I'll be sure to...
08-16-2012, 01:25 PM
I bought a liquid test kit last night and tested my water this morning. Here were the readings:
Ammonia: Between 0 and 0.25 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 0 ppm
08-14-2012, 06:24 PM
Well I've only had the fish for a week, but I definitely see what you're saying Lady Hobbs. I do only have males, and plan to keep it that way. I'm open to other types of little fish, too, though.
08-14-2012, 01:23 PM
I am getting a liquid test kit as soon as I can get to the pet store, will be today or tomorrow.
Yes, I added dechlorinator.
Thanks for your reply - I'll change 50% of the water again this...
08-14-2012, 12:47 PM
I'm new to aquaticcommunity.com and I need a bit of advice. I set up my first tank a little over 2 weeks ago. It's an Aqueon Evolve 8 (which is really more like 7 gallons),...