He survived the weekend on his own. Looks like I only lost half an inch in water. Temp is still right at 81 even. Timer appears to be working fine.
I will confess. I drove 30 miles to work to check on him Saturday LOL.
Water params seem ok. Right now I only have the 6-in-1 test strips.
Nitrate: Well, this one finally started to change from white to a VERY VERY VERY slight pink to it.
I hope to get the API test kit next week.
There was a slight cloudiness still on Friday, which seems to have almost all gone away today.