Originally Posted by svtcobra22
so i just got the master test kit because i was tired of buying test strips all the time. here is what the readings are.
ph 7.6 ppm
ammonia 4 ppm
nitrite 0 ppm
nitrate 20 ppm
if you have been using an ammonia lock like prime you might want to check the ammonia to see if that is total ammonia or free ammonia. The sechem multitest ammonia kit tests both:
Seachem. MultiTest: Ammonia
If the ammonia is locked basically do nothing. Any more addition of chemicals will further lock up oxygen and not reduce the ammonia readings of most test kits.
That would be especially true if basically more fish seem ok.
Regradless the addition of fast growing plants to suck out the ammonia is the way to go.