I took a water sample into Leslie's this morning to have them test it so that I'd have results to compare to since I also picked up a their FAS-DPD test kit and I am a N00b.
They gave me readings for FC, TA, CYA and PH.
I got similar results for FC and PH. But the TA and CYA were way off.
TA = 160
CYA = 150
TA = 90
CYA = 40
They used a test strip. I've done the tests twice now and got the same results. Is it safe to go with my results? I followed the directions on the box and I don't think I've screwed up. But the huge difference does worry me a little.
I am getting ready to wage war on some Mustard algae and I need to know I can go with my results.