I have a few questions:
I have my betta in a 3 gallon "tank" with a heater. Temp stays at 78 degrees. I do a 33 percent water change every day on it since it has no filter.
1) Do I need to still test the water for ammonia, nitrites and nitrates?
My 10 gallon tank, using the same style and type of thermometer ( Aquarium Heaters: Tetra Submersible Heaters
) that I have in my betta tank and the same brand and model of heater, my temps read 82 degrees. The particular heaters that I bought are good for tanks 2-10 gallon. The 10 gallon is cycled. Ammonia and nitrite measured "0" today. I don't have a nitrate test kit. It has 2 otos, 2 mollies, 2 platties and about 8 or 9 molly fry in it. Is the temperature okay?
I also need to buy another question. I only want to test for nitrites, nitrates and ammonia. I always use the proper dose of water conditioners when I do a water change. My ph and hardness falls within acceptable ranges and has never once changed since October. I was looking at this for a testing kit:
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Freshwater Master and Mini Test Kits - Water Conditioners - Fish - PetSmart
Is this a good one? Or would I just be better off buying individual testing kits for ammonia, nitrite and nitrates?