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Old 05-23-2019, 05:32 PM   #1
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Ammonia readings

I bought an Ammonia Hanna Checker and my readings were

.7ppm NH4

.66ppm NH3

Which one should I be looking at?
Is my ammonia high? Where should the reading be at?

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Old 05-23-2019, 07:47 PM   #2
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In all honesty, I've never used the ammonia hanna checker so unsure how sensitive that it is. With lower quality test kits you want it to read 0...which is why we can usually say non-detectable levels. My only suggestion is to do a large water change and check again to report back with the readings. That should let us know where things should be sitting in the system.

With that said, this is an established system isn't it?

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Old 05-27-2019, 04:59 AM   #3
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You can buy one of those cheap litmus test kits. They will give you a rough estimate (based on color ranges) on how much ammonia, nitrates, nitrites you have.

You can try and use this as a baseline for the product you bought... See if on average if it matches what the litmus tests say.

But you can always do a water change like Sniperhank suggests, and see if the reading drops too.
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