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post #11 of 11 Old 02-10-2011, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Byron View Post
With the API liquid nitrate test kit, you need to shake Regent #2 for 2 minutes before adding the drops. The instructions say 30 seconds, but this is not sufficient and many have had false (and much higher) nitrate readings because of it. Shake Regent #2 for 2 minutes, then tell us the result.
Man, I did not know that. I have been doing the 30 second thing, and I stay around 20 at the max. Of course I have a lot of plants, but I will start shaking longer. Thanks.


55 Gallon, planted

Cherry Barbs 5
CPD's 6
Porkchop Rasboras 7
German Blue Rams 4
Boesemani Rainbow 2
Siamese Algae Eaters 4
3 Lined: 1
Elegans: 3
Pandas: 4

I think I am pushing it, but water quality is holding up fine, and all the fishys seem pretty happy.
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