Originally Posted by Convict2161
Let me just say that API test kits are fine and do work. My only complaint was the nitrAte kit. Although yes there are better kits out there, I believe for your basic freshwater tank the API freshwater test kit will do just fine...
Again just my opinion after only a few years in the hobby.
I will point out I did buy the Salifert nitrAte kit, then after that I bought the Red Sea one. When they were done I went back to API.
I really can't complain too much, I've got all 3 and my tanks are doing great, water is clear, inhabitants are happy and seem to be fine. I've got a ways to go before I run out, but I'll be reluctant to change if I don't have any large problems between now and then.