Water Test Results???

  1. Dutch2016

    Dutch2016 New Member Member

    I started a 55g tank around March 1st using a fishless cycle. On April 21st I added 3 swordtails. The water test results with an API test kit have been:
    April 15th April 19th April 21st April21st April 24th
    PH High: 8.4 PH High: 8.2 PH High: 8.2 PH High: 8.2 PH High: 8.2
    Ammonia: .25 Ammonia: 0 Ammonia: .25 Ammonia: 25 Ammonia: .25
    Nitrite: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrite: 0
    Nitrate: 10 Nitrate: 10 Nitrate: 10 Nitrate: 10 Nitrate: 10

    I am not sure about the PH and Ammonia levels, should they be lower?
    If so how should I do that?
    The test results for PH were off the color chart so I tested the High PH. I am using well water that is filtered and UV light treated.
    Thank you
     
  2. OP
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    Dutch2016

    Dutch2016 New Member Member

    Sorry the numbers look terrible. I thought reading the results vertically would work. Doesn't look like it