Which Fresh Water Test Kits for Aquarium
It been a long time since I have posted here. This is a bit of my background information. Last year Christmas 2006 I received a brand new 70 gallon glass bare tank with glass tops. I am on a very tight budget so this hobby is taking a long time to set up but will be worth it when it is completed. My husband is almost finished with the oak panel stand. Just needs the 2 front doors to be put on and finalize the trim. Since last year we have moved and downsized our home.
The tank is now setting on the incompleted stand in our living room. I plan to have a few Discus, Angelfish, a colorful Pleco and neons (11 years ago I use to have a large tropical aquarium with several Discus) I would like to know if there is a Test Kit that has Treatments included with it. What do you recommend for an accurate reading Test Kit?
Also please refresh my memory and give me information of what I should have on hand for medical treatment emergencies.
The list of items below are what I DO have for my aquarium:
2 Emperor Marineland 400 fiters
1 Perfecto Underground filter
1 UV Sterilizer
1 hood with 2 lights
1 Python Siphon no spill Clean with squeeze attachment
It probably sounds like I have over killed on filters but you can never have enough filters. Ha! Since my husband and I are accustom with the old technology of UDF, (I have heard the pros and cons of UDF) we decided to use both old and new technology filters.
I plan in the future to get:
1)Rocks and black gravel
2)Plastic plants and live Java ferns
3)Backgound paper of a natural scene
4)Cycle the aquarium for several weeks, test the water and add 1 or two non agressive tropical fish.
Before I add the Discus, I like to have the aquarium running for a least a month.
I would appreciate your thoughts. Thank you.