that I use was closed today so I had to go to Petco for supplies.
I did a >50% water change and added some small java ferns (from petco). The water had gotten a bit cloudy over night.
They didn't have the API master test kit (going to have to go to LFS
tomorrow), so I bought Tetra test strips.
They have no ammonia reading on them?
Readings shortly after water change (probably pointless to take sample then but...):
Nitrite: ~.5 ppm
Water hardness: soft
Total Chlorine: ~0
Alkalinity: Low ~35
The Kordel water conditioning pack I bought also has an "ammoni/heavy metal, etc. remover". Should I use that just in case? Or am I to assume that because there are no nitrates/nitrites there is no ammonia?
Also, the filter that came with the setup (15G tank) is a Tetra PF10.. how crucial is it that I move up? Only 2 fish in there right now.