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Old 03-18-2003, 09:44 PM   #1
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What brand of test kit would you recommend for a 180 gal reef tank. I am in the process of setting it up and have not even added water to it. I have used FasTest in the past, but want to make sure that there isn't a better one out there.

Also I plan to get the following tests:
- PH
- Ammonia
- Nitrite
- Nitrate
- Calcium
- Alkalinity

Am I missing any tests? Do I need a Phosphate test?
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I like the Salifert brand test kits, they are much more accurate than the Fastest kits and just as easy to use. Seachem and Lamotte are also good brands.
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Old 03-18-2003, 10:13 PM   #3
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Am I missing any tests? Do I need a Phosphate test?
What kind of tank are you going for?? If it is a reef, then yeah you will probably want a PO4 kit, other than what you have listed that PO4 is the only other one I use.
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I like Tropic Marin Calcium. pretty accurate
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Old 03-18-2003, 10:40 PM   #5
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Well if you have the money, go LaMotte, if not salifert is good
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