So I’m using the aquarium dip strips, I know, the liquid is supposed to be better, but I had to spend all my extra money on a new pump for the well, so... I got the Tetra 5-in-1 strips. Nitrates were low, like just a hint of color, so I’d guess about 5 ppm. Nitrite was 0, I guess my plants use it all up. Total hardness (GH) was around 150, I knew our water was hard. Total alkalineity (kh) was around 300. I don’t understand that other than it’s dupposed to buffer ph swings. Ph is higher in the aquarium than the pond, 8.4 or so vrs 7.8. \nI wrote them down when I did it. \nCan someone explain to me what these readings are other than the nitrite/ nitrate, which are breakdowns of fish waste. Once my well works again, I’ll do a water change on the aquarium, 0.7 difference seems too big a change to me. I need to understand what effects them, how to balance them, and if they are ok or not. Once the well is running again, I’ll be testing that water too, just so I have a better baseline.