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  • #304856

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Yeah that ammonia reading is weird, and the pH is higher than expected. Is the test kit a new one Richard?

    #304862

    keith565
    Participant

    just taken a reading from water collected yesterday
    ammonia 0
    nitrate 0
    nitrite 0
    pH 5.5

    #304873

    Richard
    Participant

    Right, think I may have this sorted….. I am using an API test kit, instead of adding from bottles 1&2 before shaking, I was giving it a good shake between 1 & 2, just done another test, readings are

    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 10
    Ammonia 0
    pH 6.8

    Think i will err on the side of caution & do another check before I add any to the tank.

    #304883

    keith565
    Participant

    hmm, ph still seems high for rain water. is there anything that might be pushing it up. perhaps get a test from a shop to confirm your results. i do this now and again as test kits can go ‘off’.
    but still a good usable water, and with no buffer it will drop even further as it ages.
    i did all my water changes with rain water yesterday.

    #304891

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Is the water running off something perhaps?

    #304894

    Richard
    Participant

    Been wondering about this high pH all day, then it came to me……… when I first installed the new water butt, it was blowing a gale, did’nt want the empty butt rolling aroud the garden, so I decided to weigh it down with something, guess what i used, Yep, water from the outside tap, & I’m almost positive I did not empty it out, DOH!!!!, that might explain a lot.

    #304895

    dunc
    Keymaster

    #304896

    Richard
    Participant

    QUOTE(dunc @ Apr 8 2008, 08:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    #304897

    Matt
    Keymaster

    You didn’t buy a new test kit did you?

    #304898

    keith565
    Participant

    QUOTE(Richard @ Apr 8 2008, 07:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Been wondering about this high pH all day, then it came to me……… when I first installed the new water butt, it was blowing a gale, did’nt want the empty butt rolling aroud the garden, so I decided to weigh it down with something, guess what i used, Yep, water from the outside tap, & I’m almost positive I did not empty it out, DOH!!!!, that might explain a lot.


    lol, that may well account for the higher ph,lol.

    #304912

    Richard
    Participant

    QUOTE(Matt @ Apr 9 2008, 08:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    You didn’t buy a new test kit did you?
    #304917

    dunc
    Keymaster

    #304918

    Matt
    Keymaster

    QUOTE(Richard @ Apr 9 2008, 08:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Thankfully Not, but if you know anywhere that sell new braincells, I would be very interested…..
    #304919

    Richard
    Participant

    QUOTE(Matt @ Apr 9 2008, 11:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    If you can find that place please forward the address to me mate…..
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