Thanks guys. Went out of town to dr today and they have a lfs
there. Went in and talked to lady and she gave me the phone number to call and tell them about my results. She also suggested I run a test on my tap and straight ro
before salt and see what happens, if they are the same then to let the manufacturer know that I have a bad lot.
She also had ohhhhhhhhh ready.............Green Mandarin soooo pretty, 4 Maroon clowns, 2 little and 1 med and 1 BIG well bout 4 inches I think. A huge sandsifter, an orange star fish, 2 sizes of the (I wanna say dottie) was 2 colors purple and something, I'll look it up later. Am so used to seeing just pics on internet and little ones, that OMG I was wanting to cry they were so pretty and I am so stuck LOL. She was gonna give me a damsel (10.00) to "try" in my tank since the problem with the water and "if" the damsel was ok, I would keep it til I started stocking and got good test equipment then take it back and give me credit for it. Don't get me wrong she sounded like she rather the "fishless cycle" too but since my water issues, we were gonna try it but she had none. I was hesitant to try it to as I told her I don't want to kill anything or make it unhealthy but as she said, she had no problem with it as she would know what to do for it when she got it back to make it better. But I'm still glad she didn't cause it was sooooo tempting. But I do think although expensive a little on equipment, I will be going back there to check out the stock again.....LOL I forgot to look at the fish and coral prices cause I was so stunned by the Mandarin and the Maroons. The one was almost as big as my hand. I'm sorry was rambling. Gotta get on bike, then gonna do all the water tests again and then call API.
Thanks for the info on the tests. I think I will order all three kinds, but of different tests so I can see how they correlate. Like ph for one nitrate for another and nitrite for another. IE I'm not gonna order 2 brands for nitrate.
Does anyone have any experience with ordering these online AND feeling comfortable that they are not getting expired? Bad batch I can understand but not expired.
Thanks again all. I'll be back to post test results.
Also, anyone who does freshwater, I posted a few pics last night about Oscars, I need help please, Thanks. Fish Problems/Questions