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Thread: Test Results!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino1956 View Post
    Wish I would have known that 2 weeks ago. $30. Down the drain.
    For now, my fish are happy. I'll test for Ammonia and Nitrites hoping they are near accurate and do water changes accordingly.
    As I said Dino, it's only if you MUST know. If your reading 40 or more it's time to change some water to be safe. I'm just really picky and since you got the master kit, you have all the other tests that are accurate. So all in all, it's fine. And when you run out of the Nitrate test, just replace the one test with the Seachem if you too must be sure... 😳
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    Did you shake the nitrate bottle #2 for 2 minutes very hard, upside, right side up, tapping it against the counter? I know the instructions say 30 seconds, but if this kit is new (or hasn't been used in more than 7 days), the particles inside bottle # 2 clump up. You should see this smaller than dust like particles coming out of each drop when looking at the drops very carefully.

    Seachem Nitrate tests can go bad sooner than the expiration date. You have to use the sample test water with bottle to confirm that it is working. If the sample water in the bottle does not match up to the listed nitrate reading on the bottle, it's time to get a new nitrate test kit. I had the Seachem test say that I had 10ppm from my aquarium, and 0ppm from tap. I already knew that the test was not working well since I know that the tap water does not have 0ppm nitrate. When I tested the sample bottle with nitrates, it showed 0ppm. Seachem informed me that I needed a new nitrate test. The nitrate test was not due to expire for 2 more years. I'm already on my second Seachem Nitrate test, and it was working fine 6 months ago, and not it has gone bad before the expiration date next year.
    Last edited by Rocksor; 06-18-2014 at 02:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino1956 View Post
    Gonna' do another Nitrate Test tomorrow.

    Here's How I do Test:
    1. Clean Test Tube filled with Water from Fish Tank up to Test Tube Mark.
    2. Add 10 Drops from Nitrate Bottle # 1, Cap & Shake Vigorously for 10 Seconds
    3. Shake Nitrate Bottle #2 Vigorously For 30 Seconds or More
    4. Add 10 Drops from Nitrate Bottle # 2 to Test Tube
    5. Cap & Shake Hard for One Minute
    6. Let stand for 5 minutes & then Read Result

    I usually shake a bit over the Time Instructed by Test, just to be sure.
    You are doing the test correctly...really no need to shake the TT after adding drops from bottle 1, just invert a few times to mix.
    The rest of your procedure is spot-on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    Seachem Nitrate tests can go bad sooner than the expiration date. You have to use the sample test water with bottle to confirm that it is working. If the sample water in the bottle does not match up to the listed nitrate reading on the bottle, it's time to get a new nitrate test kit. I had the Seachem test say that I had 10ppm from my aquarium, and 0ppm from tap. I already knew that the test was not working well since I know that the tap water does not have 0ppm nitrate. When I tested the sample bottle with nitrates, it showed 0ppm. Seachem informed me that I needed a new nitrate test. The nitrate test was not due to expire for 2 more years.
    Good to know, thanks for sharing that Rocksor...I'll stick with what hasn't failed me yet, the API Master Test Kit.
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    Some great info. Thanks for sharing.
    Tested again just now.
    Ammonia: 0.25 - 0.50
    Nitrates: 0

    My Nitrates Chemicals have to be bad. My arm is hurting from shaking so much and for so long. ;-)

    I just did another 50% Water Change.
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    What about trItes, have you seen them yet?...that test is very easy
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    Oh btw, Expiration Date 4/2019
    I'm sure that's a Joke.

    Nitrites have always been 0.
    Last edited by Dino1956; 06-18-2014 at 06:25 PM.
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    To the 10 grand man! Congrats. - Taurus 10,000 posts is worth a monetary donation - well almost :o) congrats - fishmommie For wanting to try something new! - steeler58 Have a cup pn me for some great conversation this morning :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F. back at you buddy! - steeler58 
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    How are the fish?
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    The reagents are probably fine. You are doing a lot of water changes and removing ammonia, this is necessary for the health of our fish, but it will slow down the cycle. It will happen, but cycling with fish does take longer than cycling with ammonia.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    The fish seem to be fine. Happy, moving around, eating. My GF thinks I'm starving the fish. I feed them 2x a day, each time approximately 4 flakes. There are 9 fish. I am trying hard not to over feed & escalate my Ammonia. Am I feeding them enough?
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    You aren't starving them but you can give them more. Give them enough to eat with no leftovers to fall to the gravel. Once a day is enough if you feed this way.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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