Lennie Posted January 31 Share Posted January 31 (edited) Hey guys, I got my new test kits delivered as I ran out of the ones I have last week. I got me a Sera Ammonia/ammonium Test kit and Tetra 6in1 as they were the only ones I could find and trust. Will we ever have Aquarium Coop products in Turkey?😶 I'm not familiar with test kits, and I have never used tetra test strips but some other ones before. Would love to hear about your opinions about readings below as they kinda got me confused. Tank info: *The tank has been running around 2 weeks by now, started dosing stability in a quite low dosage 3 days ago just in case, but I already have established media on hand. I just wanted to see the situation of the tank with plant growth and 3 days of very low stability dosing. After all the testing done today, I've transferred lots of established media from 1 y.o HOB to this one. I will keep testing to see how everything will be with the established media. So all test have been done without 0 established media added. *All plants have been dipped to Alum for 4 hours, as I couldn't find any seltzer water for RR. I'm not sure any bb lives with 4 hour 1tablespoon to 1g water dip. * There is a lot of Tropica Aquasoil on bottom, which has conflicting opinions on whether it leeches any Ammonia. 😼Ammonia/Ammonium test kit readings: I feel like it has been sitting more on yellowish side, but has some sort of green involved. So def close to 0.0 rather than 0.5. what do you think? Idk if it is the decaying plant matter or potentially the soil. Info chart and stats: Tetra Test strips: Here the issue is, the app seem to read different than what I personally read. It says 0 nitrate, but I can personally clearly see the nitrate. I'm even dosing lots of Equilibrium and enough flourish. Idk how my hardness can be so low after all the Equilibrium from days ago with every water change in 2-3days? Also it shows nitrite, which I assume can be only coming from a cycle beginned itself. But alum dipped plants, and only 3 days of stability? Interesting. Where does all this Equilibrium go? JBL strips also showed less than 3 gh. so it has been checked by 2 strips. It is interesting really. Thanks for sharing your opinion. Edited January 31 by Lennie Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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