Help a colorblind guy with test strip

Discussion in 'Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle' started by AllHallowsEve31, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. AllHallowsEve31Valued MemberMember

    Help with testing, So the the Ammonia is very close to 0 and I need help with the Nitrite reading since I am colorblind. The first photo is a test with my dechlorinated tap water, and the second is my tank after a 50% wc earlier today. Are the nitrites dangerously high? Thanks in advance!


  2. NinjaTetraWell Known MemberMember

    The image is low definition and small, so I can't read it very well. If the second line is nitrates, then your nitrates are third color from right of the paper. I think it says 1.2 or 1.4 but I can't see it well. Either way, any nitrites above 0 are dangerous. Do you have prime to dose into the tank?


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  3. tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    I feel you man. colorblind as well. Always have to get my wife to look at the colors.

    My guess is nitrites are between 1 and 3 ppm. Are you cycling a tank right now?

  4. AllHallowsEve31Valued MemberMember

    yeah I do use prime, and the quality seems fine on my computer, are you able to click on the image?

    And yeah I am cycling, I started about a month ago today

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  5. tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    Did you use TSS+?
  6. KasyeValued MemberMember

    The nitrites look like they're at 1 ppm to me
  7. AllHallowsEve31Valued MemberMember

    Sorry, what is TSS+?
  8. NinjaTetraWell Known MemberMember

    Maybe put in a bit of extra prime. If you have any nitrites at all, its not good. If you have inhabitants of the tank, its a good idea to use prime.

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  9. tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

  10. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Tetra Safe Start
  11. BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    TSS is Tetra Safe Start. I'd try to get a liquid test kit if you can, they're more accurate. :) Okay, here's what I read:
    pH: 7.2
    KH: 80
    Chlorine: 0
    GH: 75
    Nitrite: Between 1-3 ppm, so I'd guess 2ppm.
    Nitrate: Between 0ppm and 20ppm.

    This is just what I read. :)
  12. AllHallowsEve31Valued MemberMember

    Oh okay, I currently have one ADF in the tank, and Water wisteria. I think I will pick up Stability or TSS today
  13. LiterallyHydroWell Known MemberMember

  14. AllHallowsEve31Valued MemberMember

    So if I use TSS i should remove my frog from the tank?
  15. tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    No he should be fine.

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