Quote Originally Posted by 850R
I would like to mildly correct this from post 2.

There's only ammonia eating bacteria and the NitrIte eating bacteria and they show up in that order. Effectively there are no NitrAte eating BB in FW. TrAtes are removed via water changes although plants also utilize them to some degree.
Thanks for correcting 850. I was just about to until saw you had caught that.

@crackfox.......I don't buy the test kits, either. I buy just as you do, the ammonia, nitrites, nitrates. That's all I need. From buying the kits in the past, I must have 10 bottles of High pH testers around here that I don't need.