I have a 10 gallon for snails. It has a good bed of eco and some plants. A piece of driftwood and some javafern. HOB
filter and air stone. I dose excel for the plants and have about 40 w of light over it.
It's been a little more than a week since the last water change and I decided to do a complete battery of water tests. I was surprised to find a little bit of nitrite in this tank ~.5ppm. This tank has been cycled (fishless) and has had snails in it over 2 months.
pH 7.1 a little lower than my tap water.
5 Tap water is normally around 11
I would like to know if adding calcium carbonate is recommended? And if so, to what level?
I inadvertently purchased a salt water calcium test, how far off will the test results be if I use this on the FW
This tank contains mostly 4 mystery snails 2 blue and 2 purple. I am in the process of setting up a new tank for them with a crushed coral substrate but I'm probably a couple of weeks away from having it completed.