Plse Help Me Read My Test Strip

Status
Not open for further replies.

yankeegirl718

Valued Member
Messages
85
Reaction score
0
Points
41
Location
CT
Experience
1 year
Hello all!
So, I've been using Tetra 5 in 1 test strips that test for all except ammonia. At first, i thought you just dip and read with this brand (i was using API prior to purchasing the Tetra ones).
Then, after reading more thoroughly, i came to learn that rhey are just like the API, 30 seconds for ph, kh & gh and 60 seconds to read nitrite & nutrate.

So, when i was reading them all instantly, my nitrate was always at 0. Today and yesterday i feel like it's between 0 & 20. What do you think? It's only day 11 of a fish in cycle with 3 glofish danios, 6 neon tetras and 2 julii cories.

Thanks for your help! I apologize for the quality of pictures, not easy to do alone with a bottle that rolls lol

image.jpg

image.jpg
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
OP
Y

yankeegirl718

Valued Member
Messages
85
Reaction score
0
Points
41
Location
CT
Experience
1 year
I know, i finally only have about 3 strips left, so plan on buying a liquid test today or tomorrow. I, unfortunately can't afford to keep buying stuff, i have to use what i have before switching to something better unless absolutely imperative.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
OP
Y

yankeegirl718

Valued Member
Messages
85
Reaction score
0
Points
41
Location
CT
Experience
1 year
I never saw a spike in my nitrites, but if it occurred while reading it wrong, i guess that could explain, but it seems way too soon for any of that to be possible.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
OP
Y

yankeegirl718

Valued Member
Messages
85
Reaction score
0
Points
41
Location
CT
Experience
1 year
Yes, I'm aware, which is why i stated that i plan to buy a liquid test today or tomorrow. I can't just spend money outside of my budget when i have human babies that come first.
 

LiterallyHydro

Well Known Member
Messages
2,405
Reaction score
18
Points
83
Location
Florida
Experience
4 years
It's good you're going to upgrade to a liquid test kit soon. They are known for being much more accurate than test strips. Although any test where you have to compare the vial to colors on a piece of paper can be misread by the user. Regardless, your results are bound to be much closer to accuracy.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Toggle Sidebar

Water Change Frequency?

  • Daily

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Weekly

    Votes: 43 65.2%
  • Every Two Weeks

    Votes: 10 15.2%
  • Monthly

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • As Needed (from test kit results or based on knowing your tank)

    Votes: 12 18.2%




Top Bottom