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Old 04-08-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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So... hello everyone i have the tank set up with a shrimp decaying in it to start the cycle. I plan on getting the api master saltwater test kit. Do i need any additional tests to go with these?

there will be many questions to come so thank you in advance!
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:46 PM   #2
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For starters the API test kit should be just fine. You will need the kit though for your cycle so you might wanna pick it up sooner than later/

In the future, after you get a bunch of corals you will most likely want to invest in the following kits: calcium, alkalinity, magnesium and phosphates. I personally do not like the API versions of the above tests, not accurate enough and hard to test, I went with salifert kits, a bit more money but definitely worth it in my opinion.

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Great advice above! I also wanted to put in that a nice coral dip like Coral RX will help to rid your pieces of pests.
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Good catch redsea! Thats a must have for corals. And while we are at it a refractometer for your salinity is a great idea too, the swing arms are very sketchy most times. LOL

And lastly, use ro/di water!! Saves you some headaches later on!
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There are plans for an ro/di unit very soon because we know its better for the long run. We will look into the refractometer. My dad did the rockscape but i know it will change everyday for the next 2 weeks haha.





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Thats some really pretty rock! When you scape just try to leave room on the sides for a mag float to get by. Learned that one the hard way/ lol
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Thats some really pretty rock! When you scape just try to leave room on the sides for a mag float to get by. Learned that one the hard way/ lol
ok ill tell my dad. he just changed it again ha. how much would a good refractometer cost? there is one on Foster/Smith for around 40 or one for 100.

Hydrometers, Refractometers, & Salinity Monitors for Saltwater Reef and Marine Aquarium Testing

are there any other good sites to look for them or good brands to look for?
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