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Old 10-28-2008, 11:12 PM   #1
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FW test kits for SW?

I picked up a few additional test kits for my cycling FOWLR aquarium.

Ammonia, and pH.

After coming home I realized both kits mention they are for freshwater aquariums. Now I know the kits would still be effective in a SW environment, however I don't know if the range of the kits is acceptable for SW.

The ammonia test kit has a range of 0.0 - 7.3mg/L
The pH test kit has a range of 6.0 - 7.6

thoughts?

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PH probably won't do it for SW, unless your pH stays at 7.6.
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Agree with roka (aka Scott ) that the pH won't work for you. With my API ammonia test kit, the kit itself works for both saltwater and freshwater, but you have to use a different color comparison card depending on if you're testing fresh or salt water.
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Thanks folks... I'll take them back.
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