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Old 10-20-2005, 09:57 AM   #11
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Color charts by a white florescent light. I measure 5 ml with a sterilized syringe. I used to use my pool tester for the first bit (when i first got my tank)

The chart goes in .2 intervals, however, if the color is inbetween two card colors, i just call it .1

should be accurate, right? I'm pretty sure i take more care then most when testing all my tank... Its just i have a fairly cheap tester. (35 bucks for a Nitrite, Nitrate, Ammonia, PH and High PH test. and 8.99 for the GH KH tester.)
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Color charts. and a florescent light. If its inbetween colors, i made it a .1 instead of .2 (what my PH tester's are)
Its spot on when i checked to see if it was the same as my pool PH tester.
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You're good to go. The low GH is fine. It's the KH that adds stability to your pH.
Put some pics up when you can sudz. We love planted tank pics.
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the CO2 chart is off by no more than 10%. I've seen the math to prove it.

so in the ranges we seek, you can't be off by more than 3ppm. not super precise, but a good enough guideline.

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You're good to go. The low GH is fine. It's the KH that adds stability to your pH.
Put some pics up when you can sudz. We love planted tank pics.
I do have a few up in my gallery, check em out! i'll be taking more pictures tonight, with luck with my dad's camera, its got a MUCH better macro
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