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Old 07-17-2013, 12:12 AM   #1
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Lazy Testing

Feeling extremely lazy when it comes to testing my water with all the chemicals a d mixing... Are there any kits that do not require any work?
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:25 AM   #2
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You could try test strips. You just dip them in the water and then check the colors. The problem is, they are not very accurate most of the time.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:56 AM   #3
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If you wanna drop some cash you can get digital testers for a lot of them. Other than that you are out of luck, unless you want to sacrifice accuracy like pawtrekker said.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:16 AM   #4
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Any digital testers you can recommend?
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:37 AM   #5
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The digital hanna phosphate checker is really good and accurate! I really like it.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:38 AM   #6
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Had a look at them other day and do they do sw as one I looked at said not for sw
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:45 PM   #7
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The one i have does well with sw. It was recommended to me by members on this board and bulk reef supply also did a very good review on it. Its the bright green tester shaped sort of like an egg
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:09 PM   #8
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Cool will look into it more, think it was nitrate one that didn't do sw as looking for something other than drip kit as can never get it right with nitrate test
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:20 PM   #9
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I use the red sea nitrate pro kit. A lot easier IMO to read the results than API. Only down side is it take 9 minutes to test. I am not sure but I dont think they have come out with a digital nitrate sw test yet. Hanna has been saying they are going to come up with one FOREVER and its still not out!
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:28 PM   #10
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I'm using Red Sea marine care and all test are good but can't do the nitrate right as always off the radar but when shop test there good plus have just upgraded and done transfar few days ago so would of thought something else would spike first
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