Need FAQ/Guide on Dosing
Can one of you intelligent/experienced and very helpful people right a guide or FAQ about dosing and testing. I would like to see a listing of testing required, reccomended, optional and unnecessary. Also, see if you can include a range of generally accepted values as well as an idea of how to adjust it. You can also include some very common cues that the level might be a problem.
Format could be something like this:
Testing is <required, reccomended, optional, unneccesary>
How is test accomplished <ie dipstick, dropper test, table etc>
Acceptable Values: <low to high>
Effects of low/high reading on tank: <ie fish zinging, plants melting>
Common Methods to adjust: <dose, water change, etc>
I have read so many posts about water chemistry that I really can't keep them all straight. This wouldn't even have to be things you test for. It could be any aspect of water chemistry. If nobody wants to compile I can but my limited knowledge of the subject would hinder me. I could post one thing at a time and get comments etc. I think this would be a VERY useful resource.