Need help understanding my tankwater's test results?

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    No idea but this is what I got:


    cl2(mg/1).....0
    ph......6.8-7.2
    KH......Po9
    GH.......Po8
    NO2 (mg/1) 0-1
    NO3 (mg/1) 0

    Can anyone help??
     
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    Chlorine
    PH (acidity or alkalinity)
    KH and GH is hardness related
    Nitrite (dangerous)
    Nitrate
     
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    Do I have an issue you think?
    Which one relates to nitrite?
     
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    No2. Looks fine, although this was a strip test?
     
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    yes. Tetras 6 in 1
     
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    Strips aren't too accurate. what size tank, stock and waterchange schedule do you follow?
     
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    yes. 6 in 1
     
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    3ft tank...freshwater. gouramis rainbows etc. heater, live plants. 25%water change every week or so.
     
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    Nitrate should be higher. with only 25% nitrate climbs to dangerous levels
     
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    I'll keep that in mind... Thanx for all the help!
     
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    Chlorine - should be 0
    Ph - that's a very rough range, but looks ok
    Kh - carbonate hardiness
    Odd that it's lower than general hardness. But tap water for general tropicals should be ok regardless
    NO2 - nitrites. I would expect this to be 0
    NO3 - nitrates. I would expect a reading with this. If you do regular water changes, it should be ok
    Those multi test strips are very unreliable. If you do regular water changes, it shouldn't be necessary to test your water too often

    I see there is a horse in your avatar
    Is it yours?
    Do you ride?
     
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    My sister's horse! I rode once but almost fell off....never tried again!!
     
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    Oh, ok.
    I been riding for over 2 years
     
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    Picture still not great... doesn't show my neons or anything. Thinking the light we bought to help the plants maybe is not bright enough for the fish's colours...don't know. Think I should add another bright light? And does my setup look okay now? Any advice helpful. Also I turned my pump towards the front glass cos it was a bit strong....?[​IMG]
     
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    Looks good :thumbup:
    The orange colour is due to the wood leaching tannis into the water. Not dangerous, some fish actually like it.
    Should clear up in due course.
     
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    Thank you SO much. I feel a lot better now!

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    I started riding at 12 at the riding school, stopped in my early 20's due to an accident that would have left me paralysed if I had not been fit and strong at that time. after 10+ years of not riding, the injuries are catching up with me. So be careful there @Reedfish @Netchess. Owned my first horse at 15 - a year later I had to retire him, he was 25 years old then and still jumping well at just over 3ft, for his age and was put to sleep at 29 / 30 - reason was he lost all his teeth and couldn't eat - growing thinner everyday. The people who took him in for retirement had to make a very difficult decision and I am glad he was put out of his misery - I was 19 then.

    Even now I"m struggling with my back, my neck and knee - I landed on my head and neck first as I was working with an abused horse that had just gained his confidence around people and he was ok with me being on his back but it was my fault, I dug my heels in too hard and it scared him. But a year later, the work was really worth it as he went on to become a show jumping champion and he really loved people, wanted all the attention. The first time he came in, he was so scared of everything, even being touched terrified him. We reckon he was abused - took 2 months before we could ride him and 2 weeks before he was following people around.
     
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    Awesome..

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