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Old 01-15-2006, 12:29 AM   #11
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i got the seachem saltwater marine basic multitest kit, but later on down the road i guess i'll need a test kit to test calcium and iodine whats good?
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"You get what you pay for" fits very nicely with this hobby.

I started out with a red sea marine kit, and I think I got it for around that with shipping.
It got me through my cycle accurately, I assume the master version is as good and it'd be a decent test kit for ongoing use.

I have a seat with foil packets that are sealed that a friend gave me from his attic (about the same time period too!).
In my experience so far, they test at about the same-ish level, but take longer then the directions state - with the ammonia reading being all over the place.
(I do so like the pool style cups they have with the color bars on the sample thing tho...bets tubes and paper!)

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Feron,
Can you post a pic of the "pool style cups". I have only seen the test tube and chart set-up. I am in the market for a new kit and maybe this would be easier on the eyes than the "tube and paper"
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voila...
old school pool test thingies.
(this is a fastest brand master test kit).
The purple thing slides out and the yellow thing (which is upside down so it'd stand up) slides in it's place.
Has colored sliders for all the important tests during a cycle.
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Feron,
Gotcha! Thanks. U se that same type for my pool.
Thanks again,
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