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  1. Life hack API test kit cap leaks

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    First, I am not an "influencer" unless you count my ragdoll cat. This is intended as rescue not an add. API test kits help a lot for getting ball park values on water parameters. The test tube caps that come with them are awful. They do not seal well, even if you press down. Many of the...
  2. API Tetracycle?!??!?!? Almost killed my fish?!

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    My moms tank has cichlids, and some of them have fin rot. We put some medication in for fin rot and other diseases twice, and it didnt work. A few weeks later she bought the API Tetracycle medication and all of her fish, even the healthy ones, went to a corner of the tank and sat at the bottom...
  3. API Tetracycle?!??!?!?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    My moms tank has cichlids, and some of them have fin rot. We put some medication in for fin rot and other diseases twice, and it didnt work. A few weeks later she bought the API Tetracycle medication and all of her fish, even the healthy ones, went to a corner of the tank and sat at the bottom...
  4. How can you find out the hardness of aquarium water?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a API Freshwater Master Test Kit that shows me the ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, and high pH levels of my water. I was wondering how to tell the hardness of the water because under a lot of the fish profiles here it says they need certain degree of soft/hard water. Thanks. Ps. Is there...
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