I have a 55g tank that is now almost a year established, with LR
, as well as a Sump with Bio Balls, and a Canister filter.
Now that I know the system is established, is there a need to constantly test for Ammonia and Nitrite?
I test for Nitrate once a week, But since Nitrate is the final result of Ammonia, With the system established, I should never have any detectable ammonia, or nitrite right? If my nitrate is 20ppm or less My Ammonia and Nitrite should be well under controll right?
I am just hopeing to illiminate some testing, as all the testing and water changes are very time consuming.
Also I have a digital PH meter, and It says my PH is 8.20, but when i test with the Liquid Test Kit, it *looks* like its about 7.8, I don't want to overdose on the PH buffer if my PH is 8.2.
How do I know which to trust? The Liquid test is really hard to read because the color are soo close together, and are never the exact color, which is why I bought the Digital meter.