Nature's Parameters

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by happyscrub, May 24, 2019.

  1. happyscrub Valued Member Member

    Anyone ever test water in nature?

    As I was hunting for scuds in a neglected pond that had fish, turtles, and trash in it, I randomly tested the water. It was zero Nitrite, 30 Nitrate. Soft water with very low PH.


    Last edited: May 24, 2019
  2. WTFish? Well Known Member Member

    Interesting. I’ve often thought I’d doing that for fun but haven’t yet. I assume you meant zero nitrites? How about ammonia? I would think zero there as well.

  3. happyscrub Valued Member Member

    yea I had it backwards. And I didn't test ammonia. It was those 5 in one tetra strips.

    I assume zero ammonia because Nitrites were zero
  4. Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    I tested my local pond, the water is murky and green, but there was no ammonia, nitrites, or nitrates at all.
  5. Basil Well Known Member Member

    Huh. Interesting. Now I’m going to go home and test the stream in my yard :)
  6. kallililly1973 Well Known Member Member

    Could be still cycling:)
  7. Momgoose56 Well Known Member Member

    It would be interesting to test the stream water going into that pond and compare.