I would not worry about testing your tap water for ammonia since you stated that your ammonia was at zero after a water change (provided of course that
Personally, rather than change the pH, I would simply get fish that enjoy lower pH so you wouldn't have to worry about it...
OK after some more research I'm content on the fact I'm on the right track to a good beginner shrimp tank. My cycle is working well in reducing the Ammonia
I am using the liquid for ammonia testing (API Ammonia Test Kit). Its the other stuff I mentioned above (nitrates, nitrites, KH, GH, pH) that i'm using
An tannins will leak from the wood fr weeks to come and will change your ph GH kh readings
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