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Old 11-23-2002, 12:21 PM   #1
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Test Kits?

I want some good test kits that wont fail. I like the aqaurium Pharm Kits but I think I want something a little more safe for my SW. Seachem looks REALLY nice but i think it would be expensive and I cant find them online! I found this hagen kit that looks nice, you guys tell me what is best and where to get it please!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=2074049416
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Old 11-23-2002, 12:46 PM   #2
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Hi d9hp,

I can't tell you which is best but I can tell you that if you decide on the HAGEN Master Test Kit, do a search on YAHOO or GOOGLE or eBay for that matter, check for the lowest price.

Then check here:
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=980
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Old 11-23-2002, 01:23 PM   #3
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You cant find seachem kits online?

THen you have not looked at www.petwarehouse.com or www.thatpetplace.com

Direct link to Petwarehouse seachem lists

Direct link to Thatpetplace seachem lists

I cant tell you about Hagen kits but I do know that the link that targaboy put in the classifieds is the best price I have seen for them.
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i meant online as in ebay online, bigals has the hagen kit for that same price. Are they good, it looks so nice. Are seachem any good and do they make a whole package deal? What kits do i need besides PH ammonia, Nitrate, Calcium, Phosphate, Alk, Nitrite?
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Old 11-23-2002, 04:36 PM   #5
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Yes seachem has "package" kits. If you would look at the links above you will see one that says Marine Basic and it includes 75 tests each of: pH, alkalinity, free/total ammonia, nitrite, nitrate.

I use seachem kits and you can find what I have to say under the Product Reviews section linked on the main page.
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Old 11-23-2002, 06:03 PM   #6
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I use Salifert test kits and I am quite pleased with the results. The only one I don't care for is the ph kit. Best price I found was at www.fishsupply.com
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i want a package deal with EVERYTHING i need in a nice little container, preferably not over 130 bux! I dont mind if only 2 or three kits are needed other than what i got
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I have the Hagen Master Test Kit.....I am happy with all but 2 of the tests. I cannot get the calcium test to ever read anything. Period. It is supposed to change from pink to lavender, well, I can never even get the pink.

The Phosphate test is also rather difficult to use with accuracy, the last drops you put in, come from a "self dosing" bottle that never does the same thing twice.

I am looking for another brand of test kit.
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are LaMotte good, I think it would be well worth it to go ahead and get the very BEST kits out there, and lamotte sells refils instead of buying things all over again.
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Just about every kit sells refills.

IMHO the kits that all hobbiests can NOT do without would be Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, Alkanity PH and salinity.

If your keeping corals or inverts then a calcium kit.

If you suspect copper because of it being a used tank or just flat out strange invert deaths than a copper kit would be of use.
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