Why am I Loosing my Hermits?

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by Sir Alex, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Sir Alex

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    I'm not sure you're using the test kits properly every time, 1/2 of the posts you make are about your tests coming out messed up.
     
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    No. :shock:

    I have nitrate problems just like the tests suggested.

    I did the phosphate test like 3 times on the tap water and it came out completely 0 but the tank water immediately turned blue.
     
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    It may have come out as 0 because those test kits are made to test saltwater, not tap water. You need to test freshly mixed SW to see if it has phos or nitrates.
     
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    It has 2 cards. One for saltwater and one for freshwater. Doesn't that mean it works on both??
     
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    Maybe, I'm assuming you're not using the API one then.
     
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