well i tested my water for the first time on saturday. after a little over a month the results are about what i figured they would be: temp- 78.5 ammonia- 0 nitrite- 0 nitrate- 17 ppm ph- 8.2 salinity- .023 kh- 10.9 alk- 3.89 c.c.- 360 got the water mixing for a 10 gallon water change now, will add it tomorrow evening and then monitor it for a couple of weeks. these results are about what i expected. what say you??