07-23-2012, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Capra
idk my LFS tested the water for me they didnt give me the readings but said everything was where it needs to be to put fish in
Not saying anything is necessarily wrong here, but for the future so you know--always ask them for numbers. If there should be a problem here, and you asked us for advice, without those numbers we would be unable to offer any. What is "fine" to the store employee might not be to me, or Tazman, or whomever.
And it is worth the investment to get yourself a basic test kit. API make a "Master" liquid kit (more reliable than test strips) that includes tests for pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. These are the basic tests you want to be doing initially, and once the tank is both cycled and established, periodic tests for pH and nitrates is wise.
Last edited by Byron; 07-23-2012 at 04:23 PM..