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Old 05-19-2004, 01:11 AM   #1
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What test kits should i buy if i wanna keep mushrooms and a toadstool leather? Isnt there something you dont have to test in salt? isnt it nitrites or nitrates?
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You'd need kits for nitrate, calcium, alkalinity...and I'd keep an ammonia and nitrite kit around too...even for a cycled tank. You'll also need a hydrometer to check salinity.
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Old 05-19-2004, 08:50 AM   #3
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As far as brands are concerned stick with Salifert or Seachem; They are the best. I only test for calcium and alk now that my tank is established more than a year. Unlesss somethig looks funny or i am getting an algae bloom i never test for nitrate or phosphate. If the tank is newly set up you will want to check nitrates and phosphates levels until they come into balance . If your maintanence procedures are not that good you will have to test more frequently as well.
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I think that i will get the Reef Status Calcium Test Kit and the Marine Basic Kit both by seachem. How does this sound? Are there any supplements i should get for calcium or ALK?
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Good choice on the test kits. Get some B-ionic for Ca/Alk.
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