I'm looking to get a few more test kits now that I'm beginning to add corals to my tank. All I have now are ricordias, rhodactis mushrooms, zoa colony, snowflake polyp colony, and a sinularia leather. I don't really have any intentions of adding SPS
corals, if I do it will be quite a while, but I do want to add some LPS
. I know some trace elements will be used up and will affect the corals so I want to make sure I'm able to test for these. I have the basic tests (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH). I'm planning on buying tests for calcium, magnesium, phosphate, and alk
. From my reading, I believe those will be what I need to get.
My questions are which brands would be best to get and what to avoid. Also, are there any that have a set of most of those tests so that I wouldn't need to buy all separately.
I saw that RedSea has a test kit set that covers all but phosphates, so I would need to buy that separate. But is RedSea any good?
I'm just looking at the best way, while saving some money if possible, to get the test kits I need. I figure if something like that set above is reliable it would be the best way to go about getting all of the tests I need.
Any advice is on any of this or related is appreciated
Here is the link for the RedSea kit I mentioned