I found the other post with the exact same questions/problems. Its by Ikawayam posted on aug 27. on page three right now.
So from what I gather from reading your responses to his post. it would seem this is a false test. As Im using aquarium pharmecuticals test kits too. They say for fresh and marine tanks. It does come with two color charts, and im not using the freshwater one. My readings of fresh or aged saltwater mixed with Instant Ocean salt in a separate container, are higher than in my tank also! BTW
i don't have any cats...I will buy a sailfert test kit and test again...do you think this will be any different? Is there any other way to get a real accurate measure of your waters chemistry?
Someone please correct me if im wrong but theoretically there is not supposed to be any signs of any ammonia, nitrites,or nitrates, amongst others, in new/aged saltwater correct??
Any suggestions are much appreciated!!