The fish are behaving well, which is the first step to analyzing our water quality.
Next, we use test strips to test these chemicals:
When we add new water, we have to add a chemical to neutralize the chorine that is is our tap water. Chlorine kills fish. This chemical called Prime takes care of our chlorine. We only add about 1 mL of Prime for our new 6 gallons of water. Today we added 2 mL to try to bring our nitrite level back down to the safe range. We will do test strips tomorrow to see how it's doing.
After refilling the tank, we then feed the fish. Today, we moved up to the second size of fish food pellets from then DNR.