Thread: Is this Ammonia reading ok?
04-09-2009, 01:51 AM #1
Is this Ammonia reading ok?
so here is what my seachem ammonia in tank reader looks like...its a blurry picture but as u can see the top outer rim of the inside circle is the color of the Alert stage,....but the rest and the bottom half of the reader is yellow....i'm wondering if this is normal and i did a 1/3 WC today bout 5 hours ago on it! someone please let me know!Seachem.jpg
04-09-2009, 02:18 AM #2
couldnt tell ya as i've never seen one before hopefully someone else hasThe only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.
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04-09-2009, 02:42 AM #3
04-09-2009, 04:51 AM #4
it is weird i have no idea...the circle is yellow and safe...but the outer rim is in the alert color....it says nothing on the back of the pamphlet about it....UGH
04-09-2009, 01:19 PM #5
most people on the board have no respect for those, they are too unreliable. Using a liquid test kit and compare the results of the two
04-09-2009, 01:35 PM #6
04-09-2009, 07:49 PM #7
so what do u guys think of just using some API Ammolock, and then getting the test kit to check???
04-09-2009, 07:55 PM #8Originally Posted by KILLJOLLY69
Ammo lock has also been known to give false readings. If you are using older test kits the chance is much higher, but either way its one more reason to pass on such products.
If you dont already have a test kit, are you taking the water to a lfs or??
I would invest in a freshwater master test kit ASAP. Ammonia nitrite nitrate and ph test kits are included for about 20-25usd
04-09-2009, 08:08 PM #9
Water changes every day until your ammonia is down.
Than water changes daily until your nitrites are down.
Once that happens you will be cycled.
You have fish so the w/cs are very important.Without them dead fish and you start over.
You cannot do this properly without a proper test kit.Have you taken any water to the fish store to have tested?Try it and compare it to your kit.It will tell you weather or not your kit is working and where your water is.Ray Your Freindly Neighborhood,Fully Mod-ified, Self-appointed Pic Hound!! Need pics!!!
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04-09-2009, 09:06 PM #10
i went to the store got aquarium pharmicuticals liquid ammonia tester tested my ammonia and then dip my 6 in 1 test strip and got all my readings! it was faster and i felt it was way more accurate than the seachem.....I must say I am very happy i got this...i do cahge my water everyday...i am doing everything i'm supposed to...i will post my readings on my blog! thx for the input.