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Old 03-13-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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I'm starting a reef and fish tank and was wondering what I need to test for. I heard salifert was good but which do I need? They don't seem to have an all-in-one kit, but many different tests that test for individual things. What are some good brand and kits? What should I look for? I plan to have soft, LPS and SPS in my tank.
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I use API kits, get the master kit as well as the reef kit if possible.

Master kit has high range pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate. These are bare minimums IMO.
Reef kit has calcium, carbonate hardness, phosphate and nitrate.
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With those type corals you will need both.
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heard salifert was good but which do I need?
For the most part, you can't go wrong w/ salifert. Seachem is a little less expensive, but some salifert tests are alittle more precise though. Since you plan on keeping stoney corals, as mentioned you will need all the test Marc118 listed(FWIW Carbonate Hardness=Alkalinity). In addition to them a magnesium test would be a good idea as well, when keeping SPS coral. HTH
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