Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-10-2011, 03:29 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Chris-Nicol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Scotland
Posts: 289
I was just wondering if my test kit could be wrong?

Hey guys!

I was just wondering if my test kit could be wrong? I have always got the level to be around .15 I wud say and that is from my tank! But no mater how much water changes I do it doesn't go down! I checked my RO/DI water the other day and it read the same (.15) so then I bought distiller water and that also read the same! I need to know because two of my fish have died in a week! All my other parameters are
Ph: 8.3 ish
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 10-15

I hate when my fish die and don't want any more casualties

Any help is well appreciated
__________________

__________________
Chris-Nicol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 03:35 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,651
I would invest in a new kit..there is no way distilled water should have a reading of anything but 0...Not sure why your fish are dying though
__________________

__________________
Currently rebuilding
QTing is a good thing
Grow your filtration
FTMMWS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 03:39 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 177
If in doubt take the water to a store and most of them will test it for free. See if their results match what your kits are showing.
__________________
Drayven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 03:45 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Chris-Nicol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Scotland
Posts: 289
Ok thanks guys! I bought my own RO/DI unot and it's not even six months old and I get a TDS reading of 0 or 1 ppm when I run it
__________________
Chris-Nicol is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
test, test kit

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Test Help mjs1981 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 08-02-2011 10:56 PM
api gh and kh test kit tmdavies Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 07-03-2011 12:17 PM
Question about filter and api test kit patrick cleveland Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 06-28-2011 06:45 PM
Best H2O test kit maxlab76 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 06-28-2011 03:45 AM
Test readings GH/KH? Aqua315 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 06-25-2011 10:57 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.