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Old 05-11-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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Red face All-In-One test kits???

Hello all,

I am looking to see if anyone knows of a good multi-test kit that includes everything that would be needed for both Reef and FOWLR. I have found multiple kits which include the basics (ph, NH4, NO3, NO2) but does anyone know of a multi-kit (NOT DIGITAL, I do have a budget), that also includes KH, GH, CA, etc...

Id prefer to not have to buy 15 different kits, but if need be, I may have too.

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Old 05-11-2012, 10:51 AM   #2
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Red sea has a reef starter kit that has tests for alk Ca and mag
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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Thanks, i have seen that, but I am trying to locate a kit that has EVERYTHING in one... like a master kit or something along those lines
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What about the API master test kit? I have the freshwater one but they have one for reef and one that just says marine
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API isn't accurate. I really don't think you're going to get a good test kit that had EVERYTHING in it. Do you want drops or strips?
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Strips are terrible imo and in most ppls opinion
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the best you can do for a kit is the red sea kits. They are alos cheap. I think The Nitrate and Phosphate is $49 but then the refills are like $10. Most tests are $25 each time you buy.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:28 PM   #8
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Yea I read about red sea, just didn't want to spend 60 for the master kit, then buy all the other individual tests for like 25 each...
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I use API for my ammonia, ph, trites and trates. I use salifert for calcium, alkalinity, magnesium and phosphates. I found the API tests for the last few to not be reliable or easy to read.

You'll most likely have to get some separate kits if you want a decent test collection. And yep, for sure stay away from the strips, not at all accurate.
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Carey, which tests do recommend then?? Since the API was hard to read
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