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Old 06-18-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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What do you test for?

What do you test your aquarium water for on a daily, weekly, monthly or other interval? Anything from temperature and pH to whatever else you might check.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:34 AM   #2
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I check temperature daily, and I test for PH, Ammonia, Nitrate's, and Nitrite's every other day.
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i don't test for anything unless the tank is relatively new, or if the fish are having any sort of issue. I have thermometers in my heated tanks, and I do eyeball those while I'm feeding, or i just go by what the water feels like.
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I Test water parameters weekly on cycled tanks, daily on uncycled, and I test when theres a problem. temperature is every day.
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:39 PM   #5
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I test my 10g cylced tank twice a week just to keep an eye on it and do a 50% PWC once a week.

My new 20g Long is tested everyday. I has just been cycled and has 3 Swordtails for the second day.

I test for pH, Ammonia, NO2, & NO3. Once a month, for reference, I test kH and gH, P, & K.
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:11 PM   #6
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All of my tanks are cycled so I only check ammonia and nitrite rarely or if there are signs of stress/illness (luckily never had to do it for either of those reasons). If the tank is uncycled probably once a day. Nitrates are checked once every week to 10 days. I have never tested pH or hardness. Temperature is a couple of times every day.
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I haven't touched my API kit in over six months, only thing I do is a head count and a temp check daily.
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I test my nitrate, phosphate in my 10 gallon planted! To keep everything in balance! Otherwise! Just temp!! As I'm confident that everything else is stable!
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I test daily for everything..
I have a SMALL tank, and have had problems..
I am also new to this hobby. (7mths.x)
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I don't test for anything, but, periodically check the tanks temp on those I have with heaters.
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