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GoVols
12/17/2016, 06:30 PM
I've been using the Red Sea Pro test kits for the Big 3 for along time.

I just installed 4 liters of Seachem Matrix in a Aquamaxx XL Biomaxx Pellet Reactor running a slow 30 gal and hour and want to watch to see if it colonizes enough anaerobic (nitrate-eating) bacteria.

For you guys that are running (ULNS) which Nitrate / Phosphate kits do you recommend for the best accuracy?

Are the Red Sea Nitrate / Phosphate kits accurate with the color wheels?

Any input regarding (Pros and Cons) per test kit would be greatly appreciated!

Regards, GoVols

oopsmybad
12/17/2016, 06:57 PM
If you want true accuracy Hanna is the way to go. I use to use salifert for phosphates and it always showed zero phosphates. Until I got a Hanna and that was not the case.

GoVols
12/17/2016, 07:49 PM
If you want true accuracy Hanna is the way to go. I use to use salifert for phosphates and it always showed zero phosphates. Until I got a Hanna and that was not the case.
Do you use the Hanna nitrate checker too?

jpas
12/18/2016, 05:51 AM
I use Salifert for nitrates and ULR Hanna checker for phosphates. These two seem to be the most accurate combination

plyle02
12/18/2016, 06:44 AM
I use Salifert for nitrates and ULR Hanna checker for phosphates. These two seem to be the most accurate combination

I do the same myself, have for years...

GoVols
12/18/2016, 05:03 PM
Salifert for nitrates and Hanna checker for phos.

I'm on it.

Thanks for all of you guys expertise and taking time to respond.

Regards, GoVols

AddictReef
12/18/2016, 11:34 PM
I use Salifert for nitrates and ULR Hanna checker for phosphates. These two seem to be the most accurate combination



Which Hanna checker is that? Is that the phosphorus checker?


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