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Old 12-08-2011, 11:40 PM   #1
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Good test kit

What one should I buy and what all do I need to be able to test for? I want to keep fish and corals and I already have the API master saltwater kit
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:24 AM   #2
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Get the reef master kit. Then maybe magnesium and iodine tests. Some people bash API. I think it's mostly cause the nitrate test can be hard to read. But does it really matter if you can't tell the differnce between 40 and 160? Either way its too high.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:30 AM   #3
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K cool, ill see if the lfs has it
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:33 AM   #4
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If you can, buy online. It will probably be about half price. I think amazon has them fir under $20.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:36 AM   #5
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Just looked it up. $22.39
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I probably will go with that
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:41 AM   #7
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I don't like my Instant Ocean ones very much. I'm getting the reef master ones when the packets run out. IO ones take forever, and water testing takes like 30 - 45 minutes per tank. plus you have to be very precise with them.
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Oh yea. One thing about the "nicer" kits is a lot of them come with a little syringe thing. Just get a a baby medicine dispenser. Prob not really a problem since u of course rinse your tubes. But I don't that crap in my tank.
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So I got the reef master. Tomorrow morning I'll test phosphates, carbonate hardness, and calcium.

Just so I know, what do I want all those to be at?
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Phosphate-0
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