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Old 02-27-2014, 08:06 PM   #1
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Phosphate test kits

Looking at the Hanna from bulk reef supply. Anyone use it? Is it worth the money?
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It is very accurate but IMO phosphates is something where you can tell if your good or not with just your eyes
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:00 PM   #3
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I guess I just want to know where the level is at. All I know is it's between 0 and .25
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:46 PM   #4
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Take a sample to your lfs, hopefully they will have a more accurate kit. Are you having algae issues?
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:53 PM   #5
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The hanna checkers are some of the best investments I have ever put into my tank. Although after time, you can 'get a feel' for where things are at it is still sometimes good to run a test. It is worthwhile to get one of these checkers in my opinion.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:03 PM   #6
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My lfs uses API kits. I have the API kit for phosphates which is completely worthless. It goes from 0 to .25
Side note: I have no faith in my lfs at all.
What is the point of this kit? Clearly phosphate kits need to be more precise then that.
I have a little bit of red hair algae at the moment. I know I have phosphates and I know what I need to do I just want to know where I stand.
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I just ordered one btw. What's another $45 in this hobby? Sigh
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It's worth it. I have the alk, calcium, and phosphate kits. Love them.
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I just ordered one btw. What's another $45 in this hobby? Sigh

Lol, I feel you, it seems like it's always something. And as hank said Hanna makes great products
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wont be a waste of money, they are very good test kits, don't get API they are junk. I thought I was the only one with the API problem stinky pete
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