Hiya Fishmanic, well it was certainly a lot easier to use than the API kit. If i had a choice it would be Salifert all the way. But neither match what South Staffs are claiming so still not happy. Maybe i will need to send a sample to an independent lab.
Hiya Essjay, yes im doing everything to the Book, i searched this Forum and read all about the Nitrates Bottle two needing a good beating as it solidifies. I will try and double the shake time but TBH i shook til my head nearly fell off.
I do have wuite a lot of plants in the tank and they...
Thank you Essjay, so not quite as bad as i thought then (not great) but not as bad.
The problem i have is, how do I accurately test my nitrates? Im measuring 0 Ammonia, 0 Nitites yet unable to get a workable reading for Nitrates (which was going to be my guide for water changes) etc
Hiya Guys, I've been using API fresh water test kit, Nitrates have been measuring 160ppm (max) straight out of tap. I called South Staffs water who quickly dismissed the API test kit as it is apparently inaccurate.
South Staffs took a sample and on waiting for there finfings i purchased a...
Morning guys, thanks for the advice.
I have deopped a good amount of plants into the aquarium, not planted as i left them in the growing media for added BB. I have a layer of aqua soild on the bottom (in bags) and that is covered my a god layer of flourite Black. Its been going for just over a...
Hiya Lads, Ladettes.
Ive been cycling my first tank.
I started with Dr Tims Denitrifying solution and fed with Ammonia to 2ppm.
I then tested for a week or so.
My Ammonia went down but stalled at 0. 25ppm - 0.50ppm. My Nitrites stayed at 0 throughout (annoyingly) then the Nitrates blew...