I recently got the Nutrafin Master Test Kit for my 65 gallon planted tank and wanted to create some charts, which I attached, to make it easier to record the data and follow the instructions. I did a lot of research to try to get the ideal water parameters but found a lot conflicting information so if y'all would check out the recommend levels I put on the chart and give feedback on it that would be great! A couple of them are still blank because I'm not 100% sure on what they should be yet. I want to make this chart to be as close to perfect for a planted tank to make future testing easy. If anyone has the same tests or just wants the charts feel free to use them for your own purposes.
Also, I wanted to get feedback on my current water parameters and concerns. I have a medium to high light tank but don't currently inject CO2
. I use Seachem Flourish, Excel, Potassium, and Iron as instructed on the bottle. The fish I have include, Mollies, Guppies, Neon Tetras, Black Skirt Tetras, and German Blue Rams.
My parameters are
Ph 7.9 too high?
Iron Non-chelated 0
Iron Chelated 0
Some of these levels seem really low for my plants like, Phosphate, Iron, and Nitrate, even though I'm using different liquid fertilizers. The Ph also seems high but when I used the test strips before I had this kit it showed 7 so I had never worried about it.