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StacyK 08-30-2010 10:50 AM

Alkalinity?
 
So I just tested my cycling Betta tank. All the values look great except for the total Alkalinity. The dip strip i used said it was High, 300 ppm range.

kitten_penang 08-30-2010 11:16 AM

dips aren't really accurate =(

StacyK 08-30-2010 11:24 AM

Really? Darn! I was really hoping I wouldn't have to buy the liquid test kit. Guess I'll need to invest in one of those. :O)

kitten_penang 08-30-2010 11:28 AM

=)

CaliforniaFishkeeper 08-30-2010 11:30 AM

I wouldn't invest in the MTK if I just had a 5g either. o.o

kitten_penang 08-30-2010 11:39 AM

no worries this hobby is addictive today a 5 tomorrow a 15 maybe a 45 in a month or 2 see where i am going??? i had 2 x 90g, came back here about a month back got a new 104g fully planted now i got another huge black glass tank waiting to be added to me decor in 9 days and another gold glass one in another month and a half. see where i'm going??? your gonna be like me soon. i can feel it 8-)


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