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Old 09-18-2004, 10:02 AM   #1
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Please explain the Seachem test kit

I just received and gave it a whirl. All the tests seemed pretty easy. But, the ammonia was totaly off. I did both tests for the ammonia, and got nothing. The test was totaly clear, so I'm not sure if I did it right. I filled the little container and added the sensor disc. Waited 15mins no reading, just clear. I add the ammonia reagent and waited, got nothing. Does this seem right? I also used 4 drops for the ALK test and it said the divide by 2. So I got 2, what does that mean? Any help would be great.

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How old is your tank?
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Could you give some more info?

Like: Is it cycled? Are there any fish in it? Things of that nature.

Sorry for the ??'s, it's just hard to tell, without some of them being answerd.

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I guess I should have supplied the info first.

It's a 75 FOWLR, 4 damsels, 1 trigger, 1 rock crab, 10 snail, 80lbs LR, 80Lbs live sand and it is cycled. 2 aquaclear 500 one with chaqrcol and the other with bio cubes. let me know if your need anything else.

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With the filter, low bio load, and Lr, you probably have 0 readings because there is no trace of ammonia. I have 0 readings too.
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Re: Please explain the Seachem test kit

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I also used 4 drops for the ALK test and it said the divide by 2. So I got 2, what does that mean?
Your alkalinity level is 2 mEq/l if it took 4 drops for the color to change to yellow.

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