Nitrate is the fully oxidized much less toxic end result of the nitrogen 'cycle' that is spoken of when it said that a tank is cycled. It is not a big
I don't think transferring the water from the main tank is going to do much unless you are thinking it will make the transition into the tank smoother
Yes dip strips. Getting a liquid kit this weekend.
Tap water reading
Side note. 1 fish died some time
Dip strips?... don't use them.. get a liquid kit...