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Re: Popeye

Postby 01722 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:51 pm

Ya it's much closer to zero than .5. Those are the lowest readings possible on the strip. I use prime with all my water changes - about half a cap per 5gal. I'll keep monitoring it. If the Popeye gets worse I'll isolate him. Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Popeye

Postby shiftyfox » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:18 pm

Get yourself an API master test kit, I’ve never found them strips to be accurate enough for me.
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Re: Popeye

Postby DJRansome » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:39 pm

My fish start gasping at the surface when nitrite is 0.5 ppm. Agree with the recommendation on a test kit with test tubes and reagents.
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