I don’t get why everyone’s is so scared of it? Just keep an eye on nitrate on phosphate and don’t bottom out...
Yeah, I’m definitely over 10 but sometimes not quite 25.You may want to try using the low range measurement. Look through the side (instead of looking down from the top) and match the color and divide by 10 (so 50 becomes 5) Looking from the side is more accurate and measures lower numbers. It should at least confirm that you are over 10.
Haha. I’m in the same boat, but more or less 25. I’ve recently started vinegar dosing. I have more than enough phosphates as well so hoping to reduce both a little bit. I have too many fish I guess, sigh. That’s honestly the best part of the tank for me a morn of times tho just all the color and movement of the fish. At least when it’s just a quick glance form across the room. Obviously corals are where it’s at for me mostly, but I really like having a lot of fish. Maybe I should just give in and setup a discards refugium.... I’m going the easy route first though and see how it goes.Yeah, I’m definitely over 10 but sometimes not quite 25.
I have the API test kit. Half the time I can't tell the colors apart, but for nitrate mine was always the worse color. I sent my water to a lab and they confirmed it ... 219 ppm nitrate! Should be close to zero.My Salifert nítrate test has colors for 10 and 25. I’m always in that range. Is there a test that can show me more detail there ?
My last ICP test included nitrate and phosphate results and they matched my tests.I have the API test kit. Half the time I can't tell the colors apart, but for nitrate mine was always the worse color. I sent my water to a lab and they confirmed it ... 219 ppm nitrate! Should be close to zero.
However, as we know now, Aquatic Collection now has a new test machine and will test your water for $12, so that's a good way to get a baseline.