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Old 04-07-2011, 01:55 PM   #11
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wait a sec, I have those...they are really really bad. I have no alk in my tanks either according to those strips. It just stays white on the pad
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:59 PM   #12
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Haha yeah I was beginning to wonder because on my tank they stay at zero and on my gf tank they say 300+
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:02 PM   #13
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I definitely wouldnt dose your tank based on those test kits. i hate to say it but for things like alk, magnesium calcium I only trust salifert or elos. They are very very sensitive tests. I believe they are under $30 online. I just finished up collecting my test kits yesterday I know it can be expensive. But so can dosing and screwing it up.
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:09 PM   #14
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I totally agree. I do plan on getting a better test kit but I just don't have the cash at the moment. Setting up a 60gal tank takes slot of cash lol
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:23 PM   #15
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You dont have to tel me that! I just setup a 125g and 55g. And i still have 4 other tanks lol. I am so broke its no joke. Why it took me so long to get all the test kits. Been collecting them for months
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:29 PM   #16
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Haha yeah I am only hoping to stick with the 60gal and maybe a 10gal planted tank later on. The thing about my 60is it is really long and tall allowing me to have a good variety of things. Do u think a tang would be ok I'n such a tank? It is 48in long 1 ft deep and 2 feet tall. Here is an old pic of it b4 it had water. Now there is slot more rock.
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I'm only contemplating putting a tang in my 55g now because i will be going to a 125g later this year. They really do need the swim room. But I'm the last person to judge. lol
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I agree. The reason I think putting a tang I'n my tank is because it is the same length and height as a 120 allowing for lots of room to swim But not as deep. if it was 2 feet deep I would have a 120.
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IMO Tangshan require a 125 as a minimum. The 125 is 6' long. My tangs can swim that in the blink of an eye. Next tank will be 96" or longer <g>

Don't bother testing anything but the 3 till the cycle is over. At that point use a calibrated refractometer to do a 30%. - 50% pwc. Test your change water chemistry for Alk after verifying SG to be sure.

DO NOT use test strips for anything outside of a swimming pool. Get some quality kits like the Salifert, LaMotte, Elos, Hach, etc.
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