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Day 3 test results. What do you think?
Old 03-06-2008, 09:44 PM   #11
 
day 4 its...

nitrate 0
nitrite 0
Hardeness 75
Alkalin 40
pH 6.0

last night it was...

nitrate 0
nitrite .5
Hardeness 75
Alkalin 40
pH 7.2

The fish are super happy today. Ive never seen them act this crazy! Its fun to watch.
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:05 PM   #12
 
We need to know ammonia. Test strips usually carry false information. Have you read Fish_4_All's thread on that?
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:07 PM   #13
 
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:10 PM   #14
 
I suggest doing it. It is in the "Starting and Maintaing a FW Aquarium" section.
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:19 PM   #15
 
I will ckeck it out BUT the strips was all i could afford right now.
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:23 PM   #16
 
How much did you pay for the strips? $15? That is how much a good liquid test should be.
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Old 03-07-2008, 04:41 AM   #17
 
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I'm going to suggest that next time you find out what you need, actually listen to the advice given, and get it BEFORE you get the fish. You wouldn't move into a home or an apartment without having say, utilities turned on in there first would you?
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:40 PM   #18
 
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I'm going to suggest that next time you find out what you need, actually listen to the advice given, and get it BEFORE you get the fish. You wouldn't move into a home or an apartment without having say, utilities turned on in there first would you?
Ok listen flashygrrl I got referred to this forum by a friend. If I knew that I would be talked to or treated the way I have been treated by YOU and a few others, I would have never joined. I know Ive screwed up some. And I know when you first started you was perfect at it. Im soooo sorry. I get what your saying BUT there is better ways of putting it with LESS ATTITUDE! Ive over looked it for awhile now, so If you cant respond in a nice way then DONT RESPOND at all. And if it keeps up I will just leave this forum simple as that.
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Old 03-07-2008, 11:55 PM   #19
 
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Everybody needs to chill. The guy made a BEGINNERS mistake. People do that, in fact I find it's what people do best. And I've always loved this forum because the people on it were very nice and helpful for my stupid BEGINNERS mistake.

So please lets cut back on the rudeness going on here.

As for the comment that was made about test strips costing the same amount as a 'good' liquid test. I cannot stress how inaccurate that is.

A) Depends where you live
B) I paid 50$ for my API liquid tester. So yeah... Thats like 5 times more then test strips

But they are right, test strips are not reliable, you do need a liquid test kit but if funds won't allow that, then you'll have to make do with what you have. Theres nothing else to do.

I did the same thing when I started too, only I had WAY more fish, don't stress about it. Your going to have a few die on you. But just do daily 15-20% water changes. It's your only hope.

I'm telling you now that your test strips are not helping whatsoever, on day 4 of a cycle you wouldn't even being showing Nitrites. You'll have ammonia right now. And in say... A week (maybe two it really depends)nitrites will show up.

I hope this helps. I'm sorry you've had a bad experience on this forum. It doesn't happen often. Don't be afraid to come back, we are here to help Best of luck with your fishies :D
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:55 AM   #20
 
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Small FYI: You got hosed on the test kit :) Dr Foster & Smith has it for $15. Add in the shipping and that's only $24. And that's all I'm going to say because why bother?
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