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Old 08-12-2006, 01:38 PM   #1
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Best test kits

I am thinking about replacing my current water test kit (currently have the Tetra Laborett kit). Opinions on what you think the best test kit brand would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-12-2006, 02:47 PM   #2
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I use the seachem kits from Dr.'s F&S. I think they are pretty accurate.

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Old 08-12-2006, 03:36 PM   #3
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I like Aquarium Pharmaceuticals test kits. Easiest NO3 kit I've used. No little spoonfull of powder like the Tetra kit and only two dropper bottles to use.
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:42 PM   #4
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I have some Aquarium Pharmaceuticals and a few Instant Ocean kits. The dry powder in the IO kits is "said" to yield more accurate results and have a better shelf-life.

I saw some discussion on this topic about a month ago and the Salifert kits were highly regarded by MANY experienced aquarists. You would have to look around a bit for them. I think they may be available from marinedepot.com.
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Old 08-12-2006, 04:17 PM   #5
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Here is the link to the Salifert Kits, there pricey but they definitely work.
http://www.marinedepot.com/aquarium_...rt.asp?CartId=
I've been very happy with them.
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I've heard nothing but good things about the Salifert kits. They are pricey though.
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Old 08-13-2006, 10:13 AM   #7
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I like Seachem and Salifert kits. Whatever you do, try t avoid the "dip-stick" type kits.
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I have been extremely happy with my Salifert Test Kits, they are easy to use, and read, pricey, but well worth it IMO.
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