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Old 10-10-2012, 10:47 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a brand of test kits for testing aquarium water? I have an API right now and have been testing my water.. According to my kit my nitrates are 0 but when my LFS tested my water they said it was at 20 ppm... What brand can I trust?
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Hanna checkers are pricey but worth every penny
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:58 PM   #3
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Check the date of the test kit. API test kits a very inaccurate. Should invest in a Red Sea test kit.
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salifert test kits are very good a little expensive but good. I'm surprised about your api testing 0 I've found that they tend to test higher then the salifert.
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Check the date of the test kit. API test kits a very inaccurate. Should invest in a Red Sea test kit.
I'll second that.... API is fine for getting you through your cycle, but for reefkeeping, you need better accuracy. I use Red Sea kits as well....
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