Thanks Lupin! My brother isn't here right now, so I'll do some talking on his behalf.
We tested the water with some dip strips I got for free with my saltwater tank. I stopped buying dip strips because I don't like the inaccuracy, expense, or unreliability of them. I myself have an API ammonia test kit, and a Nitra
te test kit, but I really haven't had a need to test for nitrites up to this point.
Does anyone know how much an API nitri
te test kit would cost at Petsmart or Petco? I guess me and my brother ought to pick up a kit next time we go.
Feedme is a nearly invicible goldfish from all I can tell. When he was going through his cycle in his poor, WAY overstocket 5 gallon tank, with strips the hot pink color was 10ppm, and Feedme's water tested nearly black
. With the API ammonia test kit, his tox showed almost black as well, but in a green tone. Dark-ish green was 8ppm, and Feedme's was alot worse than that. With strips the water showed between 200-300ppm (not that that is completely accurate). The tank never cycled. It was always like that.
. I don't know how that goldfish has survived so long.
Speaking of a Petstore, would I find Nitrate Potassium there for my Olive Nerite Snail? I hate to change the subject, but I figure 2 birds, one stone.