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Old 05-30-2011, 08:49 PM   #1
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Liquid ammonia tests?

This is kinda embarassing, but im not really sure how to use my Nutrafin ammonia test. In the instructions it says to compare the color of the test to the chart Immediatly.
But when i try to test it, there is a huge change in color ( about 2ppm) in only 10 seconds, and settles to one shade after about a minute. So i'm finding it kinda hard to judge my ammonia levels for my fishless cycle. Any tips?
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:51 PM   #2
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What test?
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:53 PM   #3
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Are you using the API master test kit?
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:01 PM   #4
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Its the Nutrafin ammonia test.
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Does anyone else have this test?
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:26 PM   #6
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Im sure someone does, but I think most of us use API master test.
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I use the Nutrafin Test Kit. Basically if the water changes color AT ALL, it's bad. You want to make sure that the water stays clear, aka at 0ppm. Anything higher could harm your fish, but that depends on your pH level too. pH higher than 7.0 will cause ammonia to be dangerous. If it's lower, it's not as big of a problem.
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Oops, didn't read the part about fishless cycle. You should match it to the test booklet as soon as you shake it. So in about 2 seconds.
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I think il just get the other kit, this one is really bothering me...
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:36 PM   #10
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The API master kit is soo much better!
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