Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-15-2003, 08:58 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 1,131
test kit brands

what brands of test kits do you prefer?
i have always used hagen but i bought seachems free/ total ammonia, nitrate/nitrite and ph/alkine test kits and thought id give them a try and from reading them the tests seem too go into better ranges. eg 0.001,0.002 ect not like hagens 0.01 , 0.05 ect
__________________

__________________
e-cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2003, 09:15 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
Quote:
what brands of test kits do you prefer?
Salifert
__________________

__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2003, 09:46 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 1,869
Send a message via AIM to jamal-188
I use tetratest, pretty easy to read and hopefully accurate
__________________
jamal-188 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2003, 10:37 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: College Station Texas
Posts: 366
i have seachem's nitrate/nitrite test, but I don't think it works well for me. I follow instructions and all that, but it gives me readings of like 1.5 to 2 max. nitrate. I could just be in disbelief about such low levels, but I feel like it just isn't working correctly. I don't know.
__________________
Mark
kidafius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2003, 03:03 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 391
I have both the seachem and the sailfert nitrite/nitrate test kits. I absolutely love the sailfert. The results are more precise. I am slowly switching all of my test kits to sailfert. The only one that does not give me good results is sailfert ph test.
__________________
"So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems...And God saw that it was good" Gen1:21
bizzybeas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2003, 02:25 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Singapore
Posts: 67
I've used Salifert, Seachem and JBL. Think Salifert is still better in ease of use and reading.
__________________
birman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2003, 05:06 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 869
Send a message via ICQ to jackdp
I've been using Tropic Marin for calcium, and it is hard to tell the endpoint for the titration. I just switched to Salifert and it is much easier to read. For pH I've been using Seachem with no problems. Also use Seachem for nitrite/nitrate, phosphate, and iodine....the iodine test is pretty tricky and not very good. I like the fact that Seachem kits come with a standard sample for verifying the accuracy of the kit. Tetra kits are cheap and easy to use for the basic tests (nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, pH, alk).
__________________
Brad C.
jackdp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2003, 05:21 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 1,131
Quote:
Originally Posted by jackdp
I like the fact that Seachem kits come with a standard sample for verifying the accuracy of the kit.


i liked that also
__________________

__________________
e-cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
test, test kit

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Test Kit Brands Tank2379 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 18 09-08-2008 11:28 AM
API Test Kit vs Test Strips--Dead fish--No Refund Jewel Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 08-31-2008 12:35 AM
Phosphate test kit dark blue...range higher than max on kit MyCatsDrool Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 7 02-13-2007 08:20 AM
Clasification of fresh water test kits (ALL BRANDS) kostasonia Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 09-02-2006 06:21 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.