January 28th, 2006, 07:47 AM
Well here at work we have test strips to test the water.
Anyhoo, these are the results I came up with
Chlorine was around .5ppm.
pH was between 6.8-7.2. So id say 7 lol.
and total Alkalinity was 80ppm. Maybe a little lower.
How do these numbers sound?
January 28th, 2006, 08:01 PM
Ph and Alkalinity are fine.
The Chlorine is a problem though.
Chlorine is highly dangerous to fish - it burns
their gill membranes making it very hard for them
to breathe. When you add water to the tank, you should
use a water conditioner that removes chlorine and chloramine.
Heres the one I use Prime- 1 500ml bottle treats 5000g. It also removes
ammonia, and nitrites (converts them to a less harmful state)
and heavy metals, and detoxifies NitrAtes. Prime is the best one
on the market, and with your size tank 1 100 ml bottle would last you
1000 water changes, and if you do one a week of 1g (1/3),
thatll last you years and years and years. No other water conditioner
can compare to prime for quality, strength, and performance.
January 28th, 2006, 10:07 PM
Thanks for the heads up. It wasnt quite .5. kinda inbetween, but i rounded up. Well it was color matching test strips, so a bit of guesstimate lol. I wish i would have seen this before I went to the pet shop. I'll pick some up. I have that beta plus stuff. But I doubt it does anything like this stuff would.