Best test kits

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by ReeferRob, May 24, 2014.

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    ReeferRob

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    I want to know what you're using. I have a Red Sea master kit for Mg, kH and Ca and I'm not convinced that the readings are correct.I tested all 3 tanks at home and got the same for Ca for all 3 tanks. I know this can't be right, I have 4 lps, 1 sps and 8 leathers in the 57 and there has to be a higher Ca use in there. I'm going to be looking for a new kit so I want to hear what you have to say. I value word of mouth and experience over manufacturer hype.
     
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    I have API for everything but mag and that's salifert
     
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    I use a Nutrafin master kit. Plus a godawfully complicated Seachem mag and Strontium.
     
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    For price. Strong colour change and ease of use. -- sailfert for all. Except phos = Hanna checker
     
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    Hanna checker for phosphate, calcium and Alk. Red Sea for mag. I used API for everything before and was happy with the kit. The Red Sea master kit is also a good kit to use.
     
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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    @puzzles, why use all those test thingys when you can tell by how things look.
     
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    Lesely

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    OK. for some experienced reefer like yourself, but what about us newbies ????
     
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    Lol what happened to @puzzles? Did his scarf get to tight?
     
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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    It's not a scarf, it's a foulard.
     
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    WTF?? Well in English is F'ing scarf!!
     
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    Since when did he speak English? :ROFLMAO:
     
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    I don't think he could sleek any language. But I speak English.
     
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    I think he is still trying to make it..................... Life.



    :D
     
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    I just ordered the red sea reef foundation pro- (mg/ca/kh)have a few tests left on the seachem/api/saifert kits,will compare
    results-hope I did not blow $46.00
     
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    Well, apparently My readings were a tad off the first time. Had a friend come over with his LaMotte kit and we retested with both and came up with the same readings. So my mag, cal and alk were a little low. Been adding it back slowly and the corals are perking up every day.
     
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    Does that mean YOU actually have friends ...... Hmmmm Lol
     
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    Shhhhhhhh! He doesn't realize he's psychofrenic:D
     
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    I see how it is, I'll take my corals and go home. ;)
     
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    Lol
     
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