Got my kit - yea! Here are my numbers
OTO - was very orange..off the chart.
CC 1 (turned clear..although a couple minutes later was back pink...was does that mean?)
I have been filtering all week, vacuuming, brushing. I have randomly added about 7 gallons bleach and 1 packet dichlor through the past week. I have gone from swamp to cloudy mint green, clearer on edges, can almost see to bottom.
I have not added any bleach since yday afternoon. Granted, it's cloudy, overcast and lightly raining. My CYA seems to be good, so I guess I'm not losing much chlorine to sun. But lordy..can't believe my FC is so high! I'm getting a target of 18 so I'm still way past that. What to do now??
I'm guessing vacuum, brush, and keep monitoring FC level and add bleach when it gets below shock.
I'm kinda curious about pH too..I would have expected it to be higher with my FC above 10. When I measured with my basic kit the other day it was more like 7.6 or 7.8 I think. wonder why it's lower?