11-24-2010, 08:45 PM
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holy cow!!! I just tested my water with the master test kit. pH was at 6.0 or less!!!! ammonia was at 8 ppm nitrites were at 0 and nitrates were at 40ppm!! I was testing with the strips (bad idea they are useless) and everything was coming up perfect the only problem i was having was nitrates were at 20ppm. So now I have to do a partial water change every day to get the pH up and the nitrates down. Is there anything I can do to get the ammonia down until friday (all fish stores are closed tomorrow). One of my bala sharks killed a neon tetra and I think that is what started the downfall of the tank because I couldn't find his body and assumed that he was eaten. I just got all the plants that I have gotten planted in the new tank but I don't want to put anyone in there until they are healthy. ( 2 pregnant female guppies, a male guppy, 2 neon tetras, 2 bala sharks) their eyes are huge and black like they are high. I know there is something wrong with them. I need to get them healthy and in the new tank so I can get the old tank to be a quarantine tank so I can get new bgks. The only bad thing is I can only find them at the chain stores. I am going to ask my amazingly informative LFS if they can special order me 1 or 2.