Are these parameters ok?
I used an API master test kit and I didn't do any research on these before I bought it so I have no idea how accurate they are. Any help would really be appreciated.
pH: 8.0 - I thought my pH was much lower then this. Any ideas why it could be so high?
NH3/NH4 - 0-0.25 ppm (it was hard to distinguish the two different shades)
NO2 - 0.5ppm
NO3 - 40ppm
I am still fairly new to planted tanks (started in May) and I am never really sure what my parameters should be.
I have a 20g long, HOB Aqueon QuietFlow 10 Filter, Tetra submersible heater (78deg+2), and an airstone that i keep rather low.
I dose excel daily 1.5-2.0mL when I turn the light on
dose comprehensive 1.0mL every 4 days
Put a seachem root tab in 1-2 months ago
Light is on 8-10 hours a day
My fish appear very healthy. I have lost one fish in the 3-4 months I have had this tank set up and this is the first time i'm testing the water.