So I did my first test today, and I do have some questions. First I'll show my results here..
Low range PH test: 7.6
High range PH test: 8.2
NO2 Nitrite test: 0PPM
NO3 Nitrate test: 40? Might be less.
Ammonia test: Was between 0 and .25 PPM.
I believe these are all accurate.
Now for my questions.
I've said this before but here's a reminder. I currently have a 10 gallon tank (going to upgrade hopefully soon!) containing 2 otto cats, 2 dyed white skirt tetras, 2 red eye tetras, and 3 bloodfin tetras.
From what I've been able to kinda determine, isn't a PH reading of 8.2 a little high for my tetras?
Also, I cleaned my tank last Saturday and it's been established for a couple years I believe.. with different occupants.. so I think everything else on here is about normal? I'm hoping so. Temp is about 76 degrees, but I'm really fighting with my heater to make it stay there.. it's hard cause temp where I live really fluctuates up here also.
Also, my two ottos are still alive..and now eating! I put a nice piece of malaysian driftwood in the tank and put some romaine lettuce on it, once that's gone I will be trying out baby spinach or turnip greens as my fish guy suggested.