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Old 07-27-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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test kit question

I have a API test kit for my fresh water tanks. Can I use this kit to test the ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates when I cycle my salt tank or are the chemicals different in a salt test kit because it's salt water...
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I have a API test kit for my fresh water tanks. Can I use this kit to test the ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates when I cycle my salt tank or are the chemicals different in a salt test kit because it's salt water...
it is different and wont be accurate, you'll need a saltwater test kit
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They will work, but the colors will be off and hard to tell what the reading actually is.
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thanks.
Kinda figured that would be the answer...
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Most single api test kits will do both fresh or saltwater though i don't care that much for api I find that their not all that accurate.
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