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Old 03/08/2018, 08:17 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by BrettDS View Post
Thereís really no reason to test ammonia or nitrite regularly on an established tank, but IMO it is still worth keeping an ammonia test kit on hand. If something happens and you get an ammonia spike it can quickly kill fish and corals, so itís good to have to do a quick test if you notice a problem. It can also be useful as youíre quarantining new fish as often new tanks or TTM buckets donít have time to cycle and ammonia can be a problem there as well.

Good point. Iíll just keep my API kit around for that.

I didnít want to upgrade all the tests to something a little nicer. Just the nitrate. I use Red Sea for ca mag and alk.

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