Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-31-2011, 11:26 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Spartachris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Enid, OK
Posts: 77
ccCapt: I'm starting to agree with you about API tests. The nitrate test I have is running about ten times higher than it should be and they have no response to that. I didn't realize that until after I ordered their calcium test, though. Do you prefer salifert or red sea?
__________________

__________________
Spartachris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 11:28 PM   #12
SW 20 & Over Club
 
ccCapt's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 5,362
Send a message via ICQ to ccCapt
I use either Salifert or Elos....but they aren't cheap like API.
__________________

__________________
/Larry
125g reef
See My Tank Info
Check out The build project
ccCapt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 11:30 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Spartachris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Enid, OK
Posts: 77
You get what you pay for, and I guess. Is red sea any good? I've seen how their nitrate test is read and it looks pretty cool, and less subjective.
__________________
Spartachris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 11:30 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I use salifert and love them. Easy to use and very accurate. Nitrates test out at about 10 on my api but on salifert they come in at 2.5. I'm slowly converting all my tests to salifert as they are a bit pricey
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 11:34 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Kio707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,519
Quote:
Originally Posted by carey
I use salifert and love them. Easy to use and very accurate. Nitrates test out at about 10 on my api but on salifert they come in at 2.5. I'm slowly converting all my tests to salifert as they are a bit pricey
Where do u buy the test from?
__________________
Kio707 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 11:36 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I get them mostly from aquacave when I order from them, and other online stores whenever I place an order I like to add one kit.That way I figure I;ll have them all soon enough.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 11:37 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Kio707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,519
Quote:
Originally Posted by carey
I get them mostly from aquacave when I order from them, and other online stores whenever I place an order I like to add one kit.That way I figure I;ll have them all soon enough.
Don't have a kit?
__________________
Kio707 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 11:37 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Nope, they nickel and dime you on their tests.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 11:38 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Kio707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,519
Quote:
Originally Posted by carey
Nope, they nickel and dime you on their tests.
(dirty words)....
__________________
Kio707 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 11:48 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
ilostnemo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Under ziggys bed..
Posts: 1,365
id get a seachem test kit. deff best on the market
__________________

__________________
two 10g nanoreef, 44g corner fw, 700g pond
ilostnemo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
calcium, high calcium, level

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
high levels...??? HELP TexasTech Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 15 08-23-2011 11:55 PM
Nitrate high at source! Help! magoofc Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 08-10-2011 12:12 PM
Water levels - slightly confused Vallorn Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 3 07-28-2011 12:27 AM
High ammonia levels! HELP! sarah1122 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 16 07-13-2011 12:50 AM
High levels of phosphate Giblin7 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 07-03-2011 10:44 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.