Aennedry Posted December 18, 2014 Report Share Posted December 18, 2014 Yes, I have been running to Petsmart and had the free strip tests done. But only on the tanks. Got all my test equipment in yesterday, and did the tap today. Next few days I will be doing all the tanks. So, the shrimps I have currently are RCS, with plans for Super Tigers next spring. And from my very first test, there is going to be some major adjusting to get the prams where they should be. PH 7.4-7.6 GH 16 KH 14 Ammonia .25 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 10-20 TDS 256 If I was keeping the African Cichlids I like, I am almost set from the tap. Shrimp...my water sucks. No wonder I was having cherry death before I started cutting my water with RO. The PH test gave me fits. High on the regular PH, low on the high PH, so... somewhere around there. The GH and KH... wow. Ran that one twice just to make sure I didn't mess up my count. I believe one of those if not both were taking down the shrimp. The TDS meter is cool. Depending on what store I buy my RO at, it has either 5 or 10 left in the water. I have a nice regular filter, just don't have an adapter for my faucet, had better get on that according to the above readings. One interesting thing I found out, when I was running around testing the TDS in anything I had in water, was that an emmersed plant I was planning on putting in my 1.5 had a TDS of 20, and I had been keeping that in tap with a splash every now and the of aquarium water. Replaced the water, and now we'll see how well the plant purifies the water. Update tomorrow with the tank prams. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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