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Old 07-17-2013, 02:03 PM   #11
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I have a milawaukee (sp?) ph tester im quite fond of

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Old 07-17-2013, 04:15 PM   #12
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I agree testing does suck they need to come up with a controller with a digital readout for everything that's on constantly. Pretty pricey piece of kit I would guess.

The way I do it is dependant on what's in my tank. For example I have 4 or 5 corals so they're not really going to take up much calcium and magnesium etc so I just do weekly water changes with a decent salt mix and RODI water that I know is 0 TDS or very close to. This rules out a lot of testing.

Leaving nitrate and phosphate. I use D&D. They are timely but very accurate.

If anything happens in my tank like a dead fish or something out of the blue I use the simple API test kit for ammo and trites. Rarely these get used except when I'm QT'ing.

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Fish: Moorish Idol, Powder Blue Tang, Hippo Tang, J Emperor Angel, 3 Chromis, 2 Black & White Clowns, Yellow Tang,
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:30 PM   #13
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I hope this link would help.

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Old 07-17-2013, 09:06 PM   #14
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I use the hanna phosphate and the alkalinity checkers. Excellent to use and very simple. I had the calcium one but it was waaay to inaccurate and was a pain to do.

You could look into the salifert test kits, little pricey but if you just need the niotrate one then its not so bad

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