API liquid test kit.
has a new cartridge and it had no biofilter pad when i got it. I used some cut to fit blue media filter pad and put it where the biopad would go. I did that day one of having the tank and haven't changed it. I've had the micron filter in the can for about two weeks, it needs cleaning but I've been putting it off trying to keep any bb. Also the canister filter feeds two biowheels.
I agree with no more fish, except the ABN being picked up today, I feel comfortable adding him. I want to get a good handle on my water parameters and not get ahead of myself.