Originally Posted by huma-huma
that makes no sense. any established reef tank with a decent bioload will show amm-0 trites-0 trates- 0-20, prob more often 10 or below. what im gathering from your statement is that if I test my amm and trites and they are 0, I can assume that my trates are 0. which is far from the truth.
I don't recall mentioning an established tank, nor did I hypothesise about every tank.
I merely hypothesised that testing my tank for nitrate when I didn't have nitrite isn't really required.
This is a CYCLING tank, so why would I waste nitrate testing agents when I KNOW I only have ammo present?!