yeah i suppose, im pretty sure my LFS uses the strips tho..
I was just lookin at my tank and i noticed very tiny white things crawling all over the glass.. not sure how many to be exact but theyre really tiny, like the size of the tip of a pen. any idea what they are? no way to take a picture, wayy too small for that.
Well if ya got pods, it's a good sign. People may not like this answer, but it's an opinion- I would
pull the shrimp, have your LFS test the water, and drop a hermit crab in there. It's not like you're adding 7 fish and an entire CUC...