Like the title says, been having some weird problems with my new drop checker. I even went out and got myself a nice Cal Aqua double checker!
Here's the issue. So, I filled up the bottom chamber with the reference solution like it states. Then I proceed to fill the upper chamber with the indicator solution. At this point, the indicator solution is a nice blue color.
When I toss it in my tank, it slowly goes to a nice lime green color over an hour or so. Like, exactly 30ppm "perfect lime green".
Only problem is, I haven't turned on the co2 yet!
And it stayed that color all day, and throughout the night. Now, I'm pretty trusting of Cal Aqua, but should I be making my own 4dkh solution, or purchasing it from a trustworthy source?
I'm still not sure what's wrong, perhaps it's something weird with my water paramaters? I have moderately hard water, at 8.4 Grains of Hardness.
Any advice is appreciated on this, I would like to get my Co2 rolling ASAP and get those plants nice and perky!