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Old 12-28-2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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Test kits for reef testing

Now that i'm doing my research for my soon to be reef aquarium ( formally FOWLR) I've come up with a bunch of questions

I currently have the API master saltwater testing kit - this includes ph, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. I know I will be needing a calcium test, but what others are essential to have for the health of corals besides whats listed above if any? I know I need to purchase a few more tests, just not sure which.

I'd like to stick with the API, but if anyone uses a great reef testing kit, i'm certainly open to other options.

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Calcium, Alkalinity, and Magnesium (always nice to have). Salifert and Elos are front runners or titrations and Pinpoint for pH (probe). In the long run all you really need are: pH, NO3, Ca, Alk, and Mag. NH3 is only needed for quarantine systems and cycling purposes (hand in hand).

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API makes a master Reef Kit. But if you want Salifert test kits are great for SW.
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