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Old 01/18/2010, 10:42 PM   #1
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What's your prefered test kit?

I'm looking to replace my test kit mainly because it is beginning to get old and inaccurate. Is there a test kit that you prefer?


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Old 01/18/2010, 10:44 PM   #2
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i like the api tests


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Old 01/18/2010, 10:49 PM   #3
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I have had good luck with Salifert, API is real easy for Alk, and Elos seems to get a lot of good reviews.

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Old 01/19/2010, 12:24 AM   #4
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i use a mix of kits, but salifert kits imo are very impressive for hobby grade.


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Old 01/19/2010, 01:09 AM   #5
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I like a combo of the API kits and the Salifert kits.


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Old 01/19/2010, 02:10 AM   #6
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I like a combo of the API kits and the Salifert kits.
X2. Same here.


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Old 01/19/2010, 02:24 AM   #7
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I like a combo of the API kits and the Salifert kits.
x3 I have been using them for years!


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Old 01/19/2010, 04:53 AM   #8
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API & salifert are a great combo!


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Old 01/19/2010, 05:13 AM   #9
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+5, I also have a red sea master reef kit. don't really care for it except it has larger vials which are nice. but the colors on most of the tests are really similar so its difficult to tell weather you are in the good or bad areas on some tests


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Old 01/19/2010, 05:17 AM   #10
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Salifert here too


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Old 01/19/2010, 05:47 AM   #11
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Elos fan here


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Old 01/19/2010, 06:39 AM   #12
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Old 01/19/2010, 08:03 AM   #13
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Alkalinity - Lamotte (Most accurate and inexpensive refill)

Calcium Elos (Very sudden color change and easy to read)

Magnesium Salifert (I may try Elos but I have used Salifert for years)

Nitrate Lamotte (Most accurate and inexpensive refill)

NH3, NO2 API (I hardly ever run this test because they are always 0. I only run it when I cycle a new tank or when breeding clowns)


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Old 01/19/2010, 08:33 AM   #14
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I personally think Salifert are the best (most accurate and readable) but they are very expensive so I've been using API for the stuff I have to use a lot.


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Old 01/19/2010, 05:51 PM   #15
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API and Salifert here too.


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Old 01/19/2010, 05:59 PM   #16
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I'd like to add that I use API for Calcium and Salifert for Magnesium, and Alkalinity. My Nitrate test kits have been Red Sea and Tropic Marin.

I've been pretty happy with the API and Salifert kits. I have an API Phosphate test kit, but it always reads 0, and I don't think it's correct. Also, I like the way the Red Sea reports blue for 0 nitrates and changes to pink/red for other values.


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Old 01/19/2010, 07:13 PM   #17
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thanks for the feed back.


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