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Old 09-13-2004, 08:33 PM   #1
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Which test kit is better?

I have a gift card for Petsmart worth $50 that I need to use. I already have a Red Sea Marine Master Test Kit, which Petsmart sells for $40. They also have Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Marine Test Kits, which are $20. Has anyone here tried these test kits? Which one would you guys recommend.

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I have the AP test kits, and I like them (pH, ammonia, GH, KH, Nitrate, Nitrite). They seem to be ok. I don't have experience with other test kits, but I don't have problems with the ones I have.

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Old 09-13-2004, 09:23 PM   #3
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I also use the AP tests as I find them easier, except for the nitrate which involves a lot of shaking. I've compared them to other brands and they seem accurate.
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I've heard too many bad things about Red Sea kits being inaccurate. Plus their alkalinity test is only low, med, high...doesn't give you a ppm or meg/l type of reading, which IMO is an important reading.
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