Originally Posted by scdc46
All I have is the 5in1 test strips... they look okay (but I hate the strips)
So do I, they're usually wrong
I would take a decent sized water sample to your LFS
and get the full run down of tests done (not using strips) except the pH. The pH should be tested as soon as water is removed from the tank so you might want to get a better test ASAP
Post the actual numbers (please not low/normal/high) once you have the results.
I'd honestly recommend replacing the strips completely. Salifert would be a good one to look for as well as Seachem.
I don't have a temp gauge.
You need to get one
Marine animals will do very poorly in water that is either too cold or too warm. 78-80Â° would be optimum.