So you wasted money on the test strips? A lot of people say they are
worthless for that reason, they are hard to read, inaccurate, and easy to
mess up. I suggest getting liquid test kits. They cost more, but they work
Click the link below to learn about the Nitrogen Cycle.
About my tanks:
29 gallon tank (110 Litters).
-I have 5 glolights, 2 neons and 3 black neons, 3 skirt tetras, 2
home-raised mollies, 2 Otocinclus catfish, 3 juli cories, 1 pleco, one
female betta, and 1 paradise gourami.
-Plants: "hardy" aponongetons, red tiger lotus, banana plants, java ferns,
hornwort, and amazon swords.
-Single 20 watt 5000K light, plain gravel, Regent 30-60 power filter.
10 gallon tank (38 Liters).
-5 betta splendens (born June 2004), 1 albino cory.
-Plants: hornwort, java fern, red tiger lotus, amazon sword.
-2 10 watt 6500K mini fluorescent lights, plain gravel, Regent 10-15 power
I am a new aquarium owner. I have a 10 gallon small tank with 2
guppies, 2 neons and 1 pleco. I have them for a few days and all is
well. I got a 5 in 1 test kit today and ran it according to the
instructions. The colors on the chart dont match with what I am
getting for my water. So obviously there is something not right with
the water. However I am not sure what to make of the colors. I will
be thankful if you could help me understand what is happening and
try and solve this problem.
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