Originally Posted by AmyD
Will the heater not speed up the process slightly or does it not make much difference? I already have some ammonia and getting the Api master test kit tomorrow as i have the strips so i figure i should get the better kit
First about the heater. If you are trying to build the bacteria in your tank you probably are using a fish or other critter to help in the process. These animals do require a certain temp range to survive. Second make sure you are getting the right heater for your tank. Read reviews and make a educated decision. I used a submersible heater that ended up shorting out and shock my fish and myself.
In my years of testing water. Test strips have been a good way to get a quick look at your water quality. But not a accurate one.