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post #11 of 30 Old 02-16-2014, 07:41 AM
I would just look up the color card and compare to the screen as opposed to printing which is going to alter the color further.
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post #12 of 30 Old 02-16-2014, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thats ideal! I can follow that then?
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post #13 of 30 Old 02-16-2014, 07:46 AM
Yes, you can.
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post #14 of 30 Old 02-16-2014, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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A little bit of a previous post of mine, give a little more detail.
Given a tank and having problems - advice welcome!
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post #15 of 30 Old 02-16-2014, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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I have tested water, seems no change? All are lowest of the saltwater charts (all reading nil) as i say this is saltwater chart and i am testing freshwater, i completely understand there may be discrepancies. However, I can't seem to find a copy of an original api freshwater testing chart, all that i click on are disbanded! Any help?
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post #16 of 30 Old 02-16-2014, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Scratch that found one, apart from my samples being slightly lighter than the samples shown on my example chart. Would be easier if i could show you? Dont know how to post an image to this post? I have tested Ph using my tap water and my fish water to show differentiation between the two, and i also have the charts that i used to decide.... but it shows that everything is ok?
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post #17 of 30 Old 02-16-2014, 06:27 PM
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How are the ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates. It seems odd you would have 0 for all of those. You should at least have some nitrates, if everything is good.

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post #18 of 30 Old 02-17-2014, 05:25 AM
To properly test your tap pH you need to let the water sit for 24 hours.
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post #19 of 30 Old 02-17-2014, 06:47 AM
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where abouts in the uk are you ?
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post #20 of 30 Old 02-17-2014, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Herefordshire, left the samples in overnight and my Ph is now showing 8.2! (tank)
0 ammonia
0 nitrite
and a between colour of 0ppm and 5.0 ppm nitrate.......

does this sound like the test is any good ?
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