Yes i took water out of my barel last night to get checked my LFS
and he found amonia in the water so my test kit is working properly. Did you mean i may have a bad bucket of salt or test kit?
Here is another possible reason that i have amonia in my mix water. I have my mix water down in my basement. I also have my dogs kennel down there and my cats litter box. sometimes my dog pees on her blanket in the kennel and also sometimes the litter box smells like amonia when ever we are about to change her litter.
Is it possible that since amonia is a gas that it is getting into my water. The reason that my fresh RO
water is not showing amonia is because it has a screw on lid that keeps the air out of the container. My mix buckets have a lid but are slightly open due to the cord from the power head comming out the top of the bucket.
I believe this could be a possible problem