Well let's see my readings exactly are: NitrAtes are between 0 and 20 (I have dipsticks)NitrItes are 0, Ammonia is 0, Hardness is between 50 and 120Alkalinity is at 80, and my pH 6.8. My tank has been up for about 1 1/2 year. I haven't updated I haven't had my pleco for awhile now. Right now my fish are three BRPC, one Jellybean Parrot (undyed I may add), a cory cat (I believe speckled), three balas (2 inches), a peacock eel, four tire track eels, and a crayfish of some sort. I'm thinking my big bad tough parrot attempted to rough up the crayfish, the crayfish got in a lucky strike.
I will definately use some MelaFix and some PimaFix.