Water Test

30 hours after adding the 5 platies, everyone still seems happy and healthy.  All 8 fish are swimming around very actively.  As it turns out, I have 1 female platy, and 4 males.  This is a bad ratio as it is recommended to have 2 females for every male.  Once I make sure the tank has stabilized I will be adding more platies.

Tonight’s test shows that things are going pretty well, again I apologize for the cell phone camera.

03-15-09-test

From top to bottom, NO3, NO2, GH, Chlorine, KH, and pH.

The pH is a little high (8) because I was trying to increase the Alkalinity by adding sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3).  I guess 2 table spoons is too much for a 20g tank.

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