1. crupp29

    Unusual Testing Results

    I have a planted 10 gallon tank that I have been trying to cycle for over a week now. At first I was adding beneficial bacteria to the tank, but then I got a hold of filter media from an established tank. Before I put the media in the filter, my ammonia was at about 2ppm from dosing a small...
  2. B

    Can Salt affect API ammonia test reading?

    Short question, can aquarium salt affect the reading of ammonia using the API liquid master test kit? Background: I have a guppy tank that is cycled, not overstocked or overfed, well maintained and regular water changes and the fish are doing very well but my ammonia readings for the tank are...
  3. B

    Has my API GH test kit gone wonky - no change from orange to green?

    I got an aquarium (2nd hand) in very good shape from a friend (nearly new; his kids lost interest) and with a multitude of API test kits. I've set up my tank with Seiryu stones and driftwood, volcanic Malang sand substrate (all cleaned properly, boiled the driftwood etc.), and added some live...
  4. Tanya farrell

    Can someone help please

    I have a 160l tank for tropical , I have taken a test could someone just clarify that the test is ok , thank you
  5. AquaPit

    Oh No! I'm In Trouble!

    Hi everyone! A short intro.. I had set up a new 30L(8US Gal) cube tank for 5mths now.. All these while, I only had a PH Test Pen which I bought one year ago.. And the PH reading was always the same range, 6.2-6.4PH.. Finally, I bought a new API Water Test Kit.. So.. With the water test kit...
  6. S

    Hagen(Nutrafin) Nitrate Test Kit Not Accurate Or Expired ?

    It's been a week now that I battle with high nitrates levels in my two tanks. I know that my bigger tank is a little overstocked, so I do regulars water tests. I did everything I could think of : clean the filters, vacuum my sand, daily water changes. And still my nitrates levels were over 50...
  7. Questions?

    Moving Filter

    HOw could i move a filter from my 65 gallon tank to my 10 gallon tank? Currently i have a 350biowheel penguin filter and a fully cycled 30 gallon tetra whisper filter running on my 65 gallon tank. I was wondering how could i remove the 30 gallon filter safely, to test if the biowheel is fully...
  8. H

    Question About Ammonia Test

    hello I have a Sera Ammonium/Ammonia test. From what I understand from its instructions, it really measures ammonium (NH4), and using the provided chart relating your measured values and your pH, you can guestimate the actual ammonia (NH3) levels. From the order of magnitude of covered test...