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Old 07-22-2012, 11:31 PM   #1
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hello from the new guy :)

i have just got started in saltwater fish tanks after having had several freshwater ones when i was growing up. i honestly dont know a whole lot about keeping saltwater and i am hoping to benefit from the experience of much more seasoned aquarists. ive got a very basic understanding of how to care for a tank. but my water was from a well that came out perfect for fish and so i never had to worry about testing the quality of my freshwater ones. now i dont have so great of water so im trying to learn everything i can about what the requirements are for good saltwater water quality. any help is always appreciated. i recently bought a 29 gallon tank and set it up. then after about a week and a half (the amount of time i let my fresh water tanks cycle) the water quality test strips i bought said that everything was in good shape so i bought some fish who seem to be doing well. thanks again for any help you may provide.
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Welcome to AA! Hope your enjoying the site so far!
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:01 AM   #3
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Welcome the AA family! You may want to get yourself an API test kit. Those strips are useless IMO, once the bottle or bag is exposed to air I find the tests get less and less accurate.

Good luck!
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:50 AM   #4
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Welcome the AA family! You may want to get yourself an API test kit. Those strips are useless IMO, once the bottle or bag is exposed to air I find the tests get less and less accurate.

Good luck!
i have noticed that as well actually. the colors on the strips when testing are getting less and less like the ones given on the bottle.
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