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Old 10-16-2013, 01:12 PM   #11
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I use elos for mag,alk,cal and Salifert for phos and nitrate I was using Red Sea but the mag test was off so I stopped using them.
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:03 AM   #12
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End result, API is good, but not great. When consistancy is more important that exact numbers, API should suffice.
quite possibly the best explaination of API test kits ive read. I personally am looking for consistency from test to test as well.so as long as its not jumping off the chart its ok if its slightly off.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:20 PM   #13
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My API nitrate ran out, so I decided to try Red Sea. After a few tests, I just like the kit, bottles, etc a lot better. Reading also seems easier with the color wheel. I never hated the API, but I'm not sure I will ever go back.
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:48 PM   #14
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I wasn't hatin' on API.... they're great for freshwater & FOWLR, just nowhere near sensitive enough for reef, IMO. When the phosphate test's most sensitive increment is 0.25, and I'm looking for 0.03 or less, that just don't cut it.
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:50 PM   #15
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I've used them all, threw them out when I bought Hanna checkers.
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:57 PM   #16
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I've used them all, threw them out when I bought Hanna checkers.
Hanna has a nitrate checker? I know it was in development hell for awhile, but wasn't aware it was complete.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:17 PM   #17
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Hanna has a nitrate checker? I know it was in development hell for awhile, but wasn't aware it was complete.
dont think just yet but been told they do one for labs but it expensive, haven't been able find it tho
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Yes, that's a problem, they don't have an inexpensive nitrate checker.
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Will this work ?
Hanna Instruments HI96786 Cal Check Nitrate Portable Photometer, 7-19/32" Length x 4-3/32" Width x 2-11/16" Height, 0.0 to 100 mg/L, 1 mg/L Resolution, LCD Display, 9V
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Will this work ? Hanna Instruments HI96786 Cal Check Nitrate Portable Photometer, 7-19/32" Length x 4-3/32" Width x 2-11/16" Height, 0.0 to 100 mg/L, 1 mg/L Resolution, LCD Display, 9V
That's their more expensive lab grade unit. If you have the bucks, it would be nice to have.
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