02-09-2009, 03:05 PM
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I use a Tetratest Laborett, it came with dropper tests for nitrite, ammonia, fresh/marine pH, GH, and KH. I have a well planted tank so I have virtually no problems with nitrate/nitrite, and, although I don't test it as often as I do the nitrates, I never seem to have trouble with ammonia. So far my rams seem to be doing just fine, they are eating when I feed the other fish and seem very active. I stopped using the buffer several weeks ago, but I don't do water changes very often (every 2 weeks or so) since my tank is fairly well established. My concern with doing small water changes weekly is that my tap water has virtually the same exact pH as my tank (tap has much lower KH, however) so will it really affect the pH very much?