Originally Posted by bavass
I have the algae kit and i think you would be happier with the Red Sea Coral Nitrate kit and a Hanna 736 for phosphates . The PO4
kit is still hard to read colors.
I couldn't agree more with this.... the nitrate colors are a little easier to distinguish, but the subtle shades of green on the phos test are a pain on the old eyes. As far as the rest of the Red Sea tests (calcium, alk
, & mag) in the Reef Pro kit, I couldn't be happier, but the Hanna phos checker is the next thing on my list.
I'd get the refractometer first.... accurate salinity is paramount. As long as you're doing very regular water changes (maybe even an extra or two), you can be pretty confident you're keeping nutrients down as long as you're not over-feeding. Get your nitrate test & Hanna phos checker as soon as you can.