So I did a 33% water change Tuesday night.
Wednesday night readings:
Ammonia 4.0 ppm
Nitrite 2.0 ppm
Nitrate 50 ppm
(a littler darker than the 40, but no near the 80 tonight)
I am going to do 50% water change tonight and see what it looks like on Fri.
Also curious if I am testing wrong at this point. Here is my testing procedure:
1) Three viles upsidedown in the water until I get to mid tank, then I turn them over to fill them up.
2) Empty viles to the indicator line.
3) Two Bottles of Amonia test, one bottle for Nitrite, two bottles of Nitrate with the instructed amount of drops
4) Cap and shake each vial briefly
5) Wait 5min and read
Anything I am missing? Should I be shaking the testing bottles before the drops?