I'll ring in...
I hate test kits...
In this day and age there should be electronic probes to test blast near anything..
Ok...pfew...I'm done with that..
Alot of people around here prefer salifert tests it seems.
I am a paranoid bastage, so I have red sea, salifert and hagen tests.
I bought the marine package from red sea, the master test kit from hagen and all the various salifert tests.
Red sea seems ok...they have decided to make it especially masochistic by requireing different levels of water in each test...other then that..ok...readings seemed right (even a month out of date...blast those online guys!!!)
Hagen tests are nice, they only require one level of water for all tests...but some idiot printed their pH manual...wrong colors on it...test makes a purplish color...booklet has blue/greens...otherwise, the master test kit is spot on in my book.
Salifert tests are great...no nonsense directions, syringes to measure water and well..accurate results..problem is they are pricey..
Quick test strips are great too, not for cycle testing or important testing..but good to have around if you are a nutball like me... (they are more then worthless if out of date tho!).