Originally Posted by msalmony8688
It's weird. I check the levels daily and they are always different. But today I checked it using the regular PH kit. I did the same yesterday. Like I said before I might not be reading it correctly. But the fish seem to be doing a lot better. After the water change today a few still came up and were gasping for air but they seem to be better now
I asked already but I'll ask again, what brand of test kit are you using? Are you sure they are not expired? To read the test, stand under the whitest light possible (or sunlight) and hold the test tube against the white backed card that came with the test kit that has the colors on it.
What exactly does it say on the test kit you're using (ie, API High range pH test kit, etc)
Take a picture of your completed test next to the color chart and post it. Might help.
The test kit(s) came with instructions. Have you read them? (ie, you have to shake bottle 2 of the nitrate kit for 30 seconds, then shake the test tube for 60 seconds, etc)