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Old 06-14-2010, 12:58 PM   #11
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Bad advice would cause me to question their legitimacy.

well I actually watched him do all the tests, its not like he took one look at my cup of water and said " looks fine, your good to go"

first he used the electric refractometer or whatever, it read is 1.025

then he tested high range PH, ammonia, nitrate and nitrite
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whats the name of the fish store?
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whats the name of the fish store?

RMS Aquaculture, pretty sure its the only one that exists
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well maybe next time instead of the employee just telling your "water is fine" you ask to see results
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well maybe next time instead of the employee just telling your "water is fine" you ask to see results

he did show em to me, the tubes color matched the color of the index card, or atleast pretty close to it.

It was showing 0 ammonia, but what I dont know is if my ammonia went up and went down already? how long does it usually take?
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It can swing rapidly, but usually for a reason you would notice/influence. Adding a fish, a dead fish, a large dead invert, and overfeeding are the major causes. You should really invest in your own test kit set. The essential 3 are ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. Ammonia and nitrate being a little more important after you monitor a cycle.
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people say damsels are bad because they are ridiculously hard to catch because few keep their damsels after cycling, to answer your question without any criticizing yelling =]

and yes damsels are aggressive to everything, i had to return mine after it killed another damsel and almost my two clowns =/
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I'm noobish, but at my LFS, I was told that bringing in water can cause inaccurate results through heat gain/loss, light exposure, ect...might want to invest in a decent test kit, as you will be testing your levels in the future as you add stock and on a regular basis.
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yeah a test kit is one of the things you need first..
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