Do Not Buy A.P.I. !

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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    I know this isn't really related but are the sailfert test kit better than the red sea ones? I got the red sea magnesium test kit thinking it looked better than the sailfert but I'm getting really high readings.
     
    Sir Alex, Jan 24, 2012
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I don't like the Red Sea ones. Salifert are better, IMO.
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    Great, there goes $30. -_-
     
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    U can still use that one for tests when its done get the other.
     
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    I like my API test kit pretty accurate in my use
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    Well back to the topic:

    The only real problem I've had with API test kit is that once I tested nitrates when the bottles were low and it read like off the charts, so I got a new kit and it read below 20 ppm. -_-
     
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    Just want to chime in on a similar subject, not trying to hijack the thread. One of my LFSs was out of Salifert NO3 test kits for awhile and I went through two Elos NO3 kits worth of tests. Both these kits would read a .5ish NO3 ppm at minimum even if I would test a clearly 0 nitrate tank. I had tested at least a dozen tanks with this kit.

    The goofy thing is, I remember these guys saying that Elos was the future of testing, or something to that end in magazines.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    That is funny, because although I've never used Elos test kits myself, they have always been highly recommended.
     
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