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Old 06-18-2011, 11:03 PM   #1
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reliable test kits??opinions needed

I am going to be acquiring a fully est fowlr 125g tank with 3 or 4 fish in it...I need to get a test kit for it so that way we get get it all xfered I can check parameters and make sure we get it running smoothly...any suggestions?
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API Master Test Kit, they offer FW and SW versions.
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I prefer the Red Sea marine pro kit, but the API kit works well.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:16 PM   #4
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ahhh thank you for the suggestions..I knew api made a master kit for fw...was not aware of a sw one as well..
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ahhh thank you for the suggestions..I knew api made a master kit for fw...was not aware of a sw one as well..
Amazon.com: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals 401M Salt Water Aquarium Master Test Kit for Testing High Range pH, Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate Levels: Kitchen & Dining

And my bottles were made this year.
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thank you for the link...im hoping (hoping!) that when we get the tank all setup that the parameters are gonna be in check...for now its gonna be a fowlr tank but depending on the lighting that's coming with the tank, we may dive into coral..may
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In my opinion the api master kit is very accurate.. I used to use the mardel testers that hung on inside of glass that has catridges that you can swap in and out but found those to be very inaccurate especially the ammonia one.. Hope this helps
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In my opinion the api master kit is very accurate.. I used to use the mardel testers that hung on inside of glass that has catridges that you can swap in and out but found those to be very inaccurate especially the ammonia one.. Hope this helps
any info helps im researching my arse off trying to get a grasp on the sw world...im going from a 20 planted fw to a 125g......kinda feel on edge
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Thats a big change!! Im strictly fw..never attempted a sw aquarium..from what i know sw requires alot more maintenance and work..im sure people here can help along with your continued research.
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yeah I have a feeling that being as to how this tank is gonna be my first try at saltwater...im giving it everything I got, cuz I don't want my sw experience to be bad... going to start my build thread now..
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