what's my target?
I tested my chemicals tonight (still trying to understand the baseline measures) and my P04 is 5.0 mg/L.
The Hagen test kit does not say what I should be shooting for in phosphates. Perhaps I overdosed on the macros today (added 1/32 tsp dry - just started dosing). I'm assuming it's high because 5.0 is the last measure on the evaluative chart.
In fact, what should all the targets be? Here's what I THINK they should be, am I on target? Note, phosphates here are 0.00000 versus 5.0
pH 6.5 to 7.0
KH 3-6 degrees
Nitrate (NO3) 5ppm-10ppm
GH 2-8 degrees
Iron (Fe) 0.2ppm to 0.7ppm+
Phosphate (PO4) 0.2ppm to 0.5ppm
Should I do an extra H2o change to reduce if I'm not aligned in the target perameters?
The rest of my readings:
KH 60 ppm
GH 200 ppm