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Old 06-21-2010, 09:59 AM   #11
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I would buy test kits mail order. Check the dates when they come in. I just got two Salifert kits that expire this year. I emailed customer service and I got an RMA to return them for fresh kits.
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Your ammonia only went up to 1.5? Unless you had partially cured rock when you cycled, I would hope to see a higher amminia reading than that.

Not that I've seen a lot of nitrite tests from various makers, but the color (yellow, orange, red) looks more like a nitrate test. Nitrite kits, if I remember (been so long) were always green to blue. You said you thought the box said nitrate.

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Well I meant that a whole kit costs 35 dollars (ph, ammonia etc). My lfs doesnt sell the tests seperate so i will probably have to order them online
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Your ammonia only went up to 1.5? Unless you had partially cured rock when you cycled, I would hope to see a higher amminia reading than that.

Not that I've seen a lot of nitrite tests from various makers, but the color (yellow, orange, red) looks more like a nitrate test. Nitrite kits, if I remember (been so long) were always green to blue. You said you thought the box said nitrate.

Jus wonderin.
Good point, that wasn't a very hard cycle. However mine never was either because of what you said with cured very live Live Rock.
I have always seen the colors like you said.... However, his card says "NO2" right on top, so it must be Nitrite.
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Well I meant that a whole kit costs 35 dollars (ph, ammonia etc). My lfs doesnt sell the tests seperate so i will probably have to order them online
Order online and don't get any more Tetra kits for your saltwater testing, IMO.
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