I learned something very important this afternoon.... was testing fish store water for ph before adding new Cory's to my 20 gal. and I got and outrageous colour! Don't freak out... test again. 2nd time normal and I suspect that my tubes were not impeccably clean from last use.
So now I am...
I also asked about the 2 different ph's might they be low range/high range and received this excellent response!
"2 readings are taken and the average used to minimize instrument limitations regarding accuracy and precision."
So that would make my tap ph in the 7.5 range. Good to know.
Small driftwood innoculated from other tank.
2 fake plants
3 Gaint Danios
Aqua Clear 70 with foam, carbon, bio bits.
Penquin Bio Wheel for future use with hospital tank.
150 w heater at 82 degrees
Sponge filter already inoculated with bacteria from LYS
Dosed with Nutrafin...
I was just thinking this morning the same thing about API master kit, the ammonia test always seems to read 0.25 regardless of what tank and I've seen this brought up on other forums. Some days I have a hard time determining the colour result as some of the shades are very similar.
I have found a new LFS than has healthier better quality fish compared to some, and tanks that are well maintained. Daughter was telling me where she lives the store just lost a whole tank of rainbows to something. A sad loss, as well as cost at $15 per fish.