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tankguy

Supporting Member
Ammonia 0.2, po4 0.9... what is your tank like? These values are way high..
Are these values ppm?
Chalicss , Zoa's , Plates , and LPS all of which have been doing great. Been struggling my some of my sps lately which led me to see these test results
 

Vincerama2

Supporting Member
A few years ago, I sent some water off to a lab to get a baseline. One reason was that my nitrates were so high that my test kits just showed a single color (whatever was highest), this is the report you get for $40. They also sent a sort of "analysis" based on the numbers like "Hey, this is high, do something about this, maybe X,Y,Z"


2/3/2017

Water Test Results (from AquaMedicWaterTesting.com, which cost about $40)

Date (mm-dd-yyyy) - Source - Test ID:
01-27-2017 - Wife Bane -

Wife Bane -
01-27-2017 Ammonia (NH3-4) Good 0 0.000 - 0.050 mg/L
01-27-2017 Nitrite (NO2) Good 0.029 0.000 - 0.100 mg/L
01-27-2017 Phosphate (PO4) High 8.2 0.000 - 0.250 mg/L

01-27-2017 Nitrate (NO3) High 219 0.000 - 25.000 mg/L <------- !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01-27-2017 Silica (Sio2-3) High 1.9 0.000 - 0.500 mg/L
01-27-2017 Potassium (K) Good 381 350.000 - 450.000 mg/L
01-27-2017 Ionic Calcium (Ca) Good 198 100.000 - 400.000 mg/L
01-27-2017 Boron (B) NA NA 3.000 - 6.000 mg/L
01-27-2017 Molybdenum (Mo) High 0.4 0.000 - 0.300 mg/L
01-27-2017 Strontium (Sr) Good 7.7 5.000 - 12.000 mg/L
01-27-2017 Magnesium (Mg) High 1460 1100.000 - 1400.000 mg/L
01-27-2017 Iodine (I) Low 0.02 0.030 - 0.090 mg/L
01-27-2017 Copper (Cu) Good 0.07 0.000 - 0.100 mg/L
01-27-2017 Alkalinity (meq/L) Good 3.4 2.500 - 5.000 meq/L
01-27-2017 Total Calcium (Ca) High 570 350.000 - 450.000 mg/L
01-27-2017 Iron (Fe) NA NA 0.000 - 0.010 mg/L

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JVU

BOD
Staff member
This is your long-established tank, right? I’m going to call BS on the ammonia and nitrite levels, unless you just had your largest fish die and you are in the middle of a tank crash.

Also I’m assuming your phosphate was just written down wrong and is really 0.09 ppm based on your other comment?
 

ofzakaria

Supporting Member
Chalicss , Zoa's , Plates , and LPS all of which have been doing great. Been struggling my some of my sps lately which led me to see these test results
Yeh with these values most of this corsl would die.
I say again careful I am questioning the results. Do not take actions based on these results before you cross check. I think these results are incorrect.
 

Rostato

Supporting Member
This is your long-established tank, right? I’m going to call BS on the ammonia and nitrite levels, unless you just had your largest fish die and you are in the middle of a tank crash.

Also I’m assuming your phosphate was just written down wrong and is really 0.09 ppm based on your other comment?
Well he did sell off all the rock and stuff. So it’s still considered pretty “new” I would say.
 

tankguy

Supporting Member
Has anyone else gotten their water tested? Just curious on the result on well established tank. Thought Bob just restarted his system so result maybe little off.
Actually it’s the same water. Even though it was running with no lights or skimmer
 

Rostato

Supporting Member
I went to AC today to pick up a few more snails and decided to try out their Aqua Spin. My results are attached.

Carson said that the only one that seems to be constantly off for him so the po4 and I agree. He said everyone seems to say to just move the decimal point over one place to the left, and that's exactly how mine lines up.

Overall, I'd say this is totally worth $12 to double check your tests here and there. Carson said he plans to call API and see if either the tester can't read po4 at this low of a range or if it needs to be calibrated.

My parameters from the same water sample
Alk 8.5
Calcium 475 - Salifert
Mag 1350 Salifert
Po4 .03 - Hanna ULR HI-736
Nitrate 1 - Salifert
Nitrite (I don't check and I'm sure it's not 1
Ammonia (I also don't check and assume it's 0)
Ph 8.05 - BRS lab grade probe and apex (not really a true reading because the water was not aerated for a while)
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Fox_reefing

Supporting Member
I went to AC today to pick up a few more snails and decided to try out their Aqua Spin. My results are attached.

Carson said that the only one that seems to be constantly off for him so the po4 and I agree. He said everyone seems to say to just move the decimal point over one place to the left, and that's exactly how mine lines up.

Overall, I'd say this is totally worth $12 to double check your tests here and there. Carson said he plans to call API and see if either the tester can't read po4 at this low of a range or if it needs to be calibrated.

My parameters from the same water sample
Alk 8.5
Calcium 475 - Salifert
Mag 1350 Salifert
Po4 .03 - Hanna ULR HI-736
Nitrate 1 - Salifert
Nitrite (I don't check and I'm sure it's not 1
Ammonia (I also don't check and assume it's 0)
Ph 8.05 - BRS lab grade probe and apex (not really a true reading because the water was not aerated for a while)
View attachment 19838
Hey Chris, it’s great to hear that the result of the test is pretty close to your own test. The good thing is this is pretty new and there’s always room for improvement. Hopefully this will also become available on all LFS store in the Bay Area so our folks will have access to the test whenever they visit their own LFS.
 

Wlachnit

BOD
Staff member
I went to AC today to pick up a few more snails and decided to try out their Aqua Spin. My results are attached.

Carson said that the only one that seems to be constantly off for him so the po4 and I agree. He said everyone seems to say to just move the decimal point over one place to the left, and that's exactly how mine lines up.

Overall, I'd say this is totally worth $12 to double check your tests here and there. Carson said he plans to call API and see if either the tester can't read po4 at this low of a range or if it needs to be calibrated.

My parameters from the same water sample
Alk 8.5
Calcium 475 - Salifert
Mag 1350 Salifert
Po4 .03 - Hanna ULR HI-736
Nitrate 1 - Salifert
Nitrite (I don't check and I'm sure it's not 1
Ammonia (I also don't check and assume it's 0)
Ph 8.05 - BRS lab grade probe and apex (not really a true reading because the water was not aerated for a while)
View attachment 19838
Yeah, I would also question the Nitrite value...My bet is that your nitrite is not high.
 

NanoCrazed

Supporting Member
+1 how can you have such low no3 but high nitrite?
you can if you don't have enough nitrifying bacteria that eats up nitrites... stating the obvious but... Ammonia -- > Nitrite --> Nitrate... insert relevant respective bacterial colony where the arrows are...
 
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