I knew what it was like to be a mere minion when my cat was still alive lol...But flying hawks and falcons sounds pretty amazing. I had a cockatiel for a couple months but I had to rehome him because I ended up being allergic. I was also getting annoyed with him as well to be honest. He was a dominant bird so he would just scream really loud all day long if someone wasn't holdin him. Then when I managed to get him to come out he would chew on my earlobes and try to bite my freckles off...
I don't really know if I'm into lizards; I just have the one. He is pretty boring but I still like him. He sure is good at looking majestic though.
Nah. Betta (and other anabantids) are special. I'm more pf a bird guy. Just can't keep birds right now. Had two Platy for my Plakat to chase. They got nippy so I took them back. Had a Colombian Redtail Boa for ten years. But my best times were when I used to fly hawks and falcons. You want to know what it's like to be the beta (or lower) of a relationship?
The color density (saturation) is not going to match the card when held next to it. Try holding it and viewing it at different angles to minimize this difference (that's what I do). The tone, shade, value is what you want to match to get a reading. But for nitrate it's not that important--the difference between 5ppm and 10ppm is of no practical consequence. The difference from week to week can tell you something about how much ammonia is being processed.
You can wiggle the dropper part out of the bottle, carefully, with pliers. Put a BB-sized bead or bit of gravel in there and close it up.
Okay, so for the liquid test....Is the actual color of the liquid the result, or the color I see when I hold the test tube right up against the card (touching). Because there is a dramatic difference...The color of the liquid says five....Up against the paper it says ten. Ugh.