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post #11 of 11 Old 06-13-2011, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Eshnon View Post
Yeah, same... I guess I'll just save up for a master kit... do a master test once a month, and weekly Nitrite, Nitrate, PH test. I dont have any issues though.. my fish seem healthy and happy. Only issue was the salt and high potassium in the water.. and the 60% water change just about removed most of it. Ill update in a week or two.
Hardness test kits are expensive, and you'll only use it once, to determine the tap water hardness. Hardness is unlikely to change in the tap water unless the water supply uses another source for their water. Take a sample to your fish store and ask for a hardness test. But get the numbers, for GH and KH. "OK" or "normal" tells you and us nothing.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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