Well according to my LFS
, the PO4
is trace at best. They didn't have a measurement but it was the lowest reading on the set. I have lots of plants, all of which are now planted in the gravel because they are finally growing while planted and the part I plant isn't dying off.
Could I be reading my test wrong?
I am having the LFS
test my water today so I get the reading I need to compare my readings. Might be nothing more than my inability to read a simple test strip properly. That and a combination of too much light and too many fish. I don't think they are overpopulated now, the loaches are only 1.5 inches, the frogs around an inch and the swords are 2 inches. The cory cats are still small, 1-1.5 inches and the tetras are tetras, the betta is normal also. I am using the test strips so maybe I don't read it quick enough or maybe too fast but I swear I am following the time schedule on the instructions.
Are any of these fish messier than I would expect? I only feed once a day and it is a very small amount.
According to city water - PO4
- .2-.75 ppm
, water hardness is up because of rain in past month according to city.
My test showed tap water - PH
-0 which matches the reading the city said they be.
I also took some water and tried to grow algae. I took a quart jar and sealed it and placed it in the window. 3 days to green water. At least I know feeding filter feeders should be easy.
All I know is when we finally figure this out there is at least a small book from just this topic.