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inspiringmind 08-08-2008 06:19 PM

I bought a test kit (or HELP!!)
 
It is the 5 in 1 test strip. (The liquid kind only tested for pH) and these were my results:

Nitrate - 80 (Unsafe)
Nitrite - 10 (Danger)
Hardness - 75 (Soft)
Alkalinity - 40 (Low)
pH - 6.8 (Neutral)

Now I know why my Mollies died...the Nitrate and the nitrite. Do I do a 30% change? 50%? How often? And should I do it with tap water or my PUR purified water? How many days after the changes should I retest?

Thanks for helping me save my tank!

Little-Fizz 08-08-2008 08:05 PM

Is your tank cycling or something? I would do 20-25% water changes, daily if needed.

I would also recommend getting a liquid master test because you really can't trust those results... Wheres the ammonia?


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