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Old 10-22-2014, 12:30 PM   #51
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Where can i get one of those test kits? I dont think my lfs sells those


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Old 10-22-2014, 12:34 PM   #52
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Where can i get one of those test kits? I dont think my lfs sells those


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many online stores, bulkreefsupply.com should have them
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Old 10-22-2014, 03:59 PM   #53
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So if i got the magnesium, Alk, and Cal test kits from BRS they come out to $80. Is it worth it? any other good ones? also any suggestions on salt brands that are good or most stable or like have best levels? thinking of switching from oceanic since it has high cal and lower alk
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Old 10-22-2014, 04:01 PM   #54
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What about red sea test kits? I think my lfs carriers those and would test using those if asked
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:06 PM   #55
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You don't need mag and calcium IMO. Just get the alk kit. You don't have enough coral to use up calcium or mag. Salifert test kits are 10 times better than API. I'm not a fan of red sea kits, but some like them.
IMO, don't switch from Oceanic. It's a fine salt. The only thing is the alk. Other salts have their issues. None of them are totally awesome ....at least not lately. Years ago I used to run large coral tanks on just water changes, but it seems like that's a thing of the past.
No way around good quality test kits any more
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:16 PM   #56
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Well what would you say is the best and most accurate test kit? If im going to buy it might as well buy the best. Learned the hard way that buying cheap in this hobby is bad, from deaths to redoing my whole tank


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Old 10-22-2014, 05:25 PM   #57
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I like Salifert. I used to mention Elos kits, until I visited the Elos store in jersey, and saw them using Salifert test kits on their tanks...lol.
Those Hanna Checkers are supposed to be good-
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:52 PM   #58
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I was thinking of the henna checkers for a long time bit wasnt sure how good they are


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Old 10-22-2014, 05:53 PM   #59
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:50 PM   #60
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So if i wanted to clear up my water more would it be better to run my carbon in a reactor? I have it by my socks right now in a bag, but i only have one reactor and it running gfo, should i take out the gfo and run my tank gfo less for now? And also did my first 5 gallon water change today


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