Originally Posted by haleybeth30
API master kit test, there are also test strips, but they aren't as accurate.
You can't test for a bacterial bloom!!! When you do a WC
does the water cloud right back up? Also is the water milky in color, not green? This indicates a bacterial bloom which usually clears up on it's own.
Do you know you tanks ph? What type filter/s do you have an how do you clean them. Too low a ph or over cleaning a filter can cause the tank to have to keep recycling which often means bacterial blooms. A UV
sterilizer such as this one... Green Killing Machine Internal UV Sterilizer with Power Head at PETCO
will kill the free floating bacteria and clear a tank often within 24 hours.