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Old 07-08-2004, 12:03 AM   #1
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Test kit advice.

Just wondering what everyone's favorite test kit is and why. I am currently using the Nurtifin master test kit and I don't think I am happy with it.
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Old 07-08-2004, 12:22 AM   #2
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im new to the hobby and just purchased my first test kit and i bought the Fastest master kit ( ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, ph) most say this isnt the best kit but for my first kit it has been very easy to read and use for me...not complicated at all for a newbie like me im sure others can advise u on some better kits than mine
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Old 07-08-2004, 12:51 AM   #3
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Seachem makes nice and accurate kits. Not real expensive either.
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Old 07-08-2004, 10:26 AM   #4
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i just ordered seachem marine basic kit. try www.drsfostersmith.com
I'm not real impressed with their expensive, yet slow, shipping...but they were the only option in my area.
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Old 07-08-2004, 11:35 AM   #5
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I really like SeaChem. Accurate and inexpensive. Foster and Smith has a marine kit for $25. it has 75 tests in it.
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A little off topic, but is Foster & Smith a good place to order from ? I was going to order a skimmer from them. Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated
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Yes it is a good place to order from. There are many people on this forum who advocate using them for the quality of products and customer service. They are one of the largest on the web.
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This is only my first order with them. Kinda unimpressed, as I ordered Monday morning, and they just shipped it yesterday afternoon, it'll take 7 business days, and they charged $8 for shipping!
All that means is that they are making money off shipping, rather than 'covering' shipping costs. That's not really uncommon though, so it wasn't a deal breaker.

You should look at Big Als too. I've had good and bad with them, but they have some ridiculously low prices on some things, and their shipping isn't bad.
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