20 Gallon Tank API Freshwater Master Test kit

DogsOfWars

Anyone else ever had the liquids not showing the colors correctly??. One day I test with the kit and everything is okay and the following day everything is out of wack with the readings. Today it showed my Nitrites all over the place, But yesterday my Nitrites were 0 ppm. The tank has been cycled for 2 years. Thank You

Yesterday
KH 6 GH 10
Ph 7.0
Ammonia 0 ppm
Nitrites 0 ppm
Nitrates 5 ppm

Today
KH 6 GH 10
Ph 7.0
Ammonia 1.0 ppm
Nitrites 2.0 ppm
Nitrates Over 20 ppm

Of course when I seen this I immediately did a 50% water change in the tank. Nothing has been changed in this tank that would show these type of readings being so high. In 2 years this tank has never showed readings like this ever before. Maybe instead of using API Water Conditioner also I should switch to prime and start using it always at each water change or when there is a emergency like this.
 

LHAquatics

Maybe the kit expired?
 
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DogsOfWars

Maybe the kit expired?

It is a new kit and is only a month old. I will just keep testing the water every other few hours and see if the water improves. Would hate to lose my Neon's and my Rams that would really suck.
 
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Nianichole

Are you shaking the bottles enough?
 
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