09-19-2013, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by undertheseagirl01
Thank you for replying! I have those multi test strips for the nitrite and nitrates. Which for me is hard to tell what the actual readings are..all I know is the nitrates are showing up light pink, and the nitrites are a slightly darker shade of pink. Which im told the nitrates are okay, but its the nitrites ive gotta worry about. For the ammonia I have the liquid API test, which was high, but then got it to 0 finally. I guess I am kinda worried about doing larger water changes, I always assumed it would stress the fish. When I had aquariums in the past, I never tested the water( because more or less I was unaware it was important) and had absolutly no problems! Back then i only did a water change once a month. Now that Im doing it by the book, Im noticing things I didnt before. One being, more water changes are better!
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