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Old 10-12-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Test kits for reef tank.

What test kits would you recommend for a 100 gallon reef tank. My $ limit for all test kits needed is $100
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:02 PM   #3
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Red Sea and salifert are the most accurate.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:15 PM   #4
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Which ones do I need (for example: ammonia nitrate nitrite) and would it go under $100
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:20 PM   #5
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Ammonia. Ph, nitrite, nitrate, calcium, phosphate


I would be the API saltwater kit, Red Sea algae kit (nitrate/phosphate) and the Red Sea reef foundation kit. Those will run about 100 and start you off. Don't use the API trate test, i have found it not accurate.

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Old 10-12-2012, 07:25 PM   #6
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I heard I need alkalinity and some other stuff and i heard that API brand tests suck for saltwater tanks and are inaccurate
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:49 PM   #7
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I'm asking for a complete set that's needed for reef tanks nothing from API and that will run me 100 or below but I want not a starter but almost everything so at least 9/10 things needed for it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:11 PM   #8
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I bought a red sea master kit at petco a little while back for $50, but didn't have phosphate or calcium in it. Was just ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, alkalinity. Last couple times I went in there, they didn't have that master kit, though.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:23 AM   #9
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I think I'm going to buy all Red Sea kits and whatever is left ill buy from salifert or is there another good company
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:27 AM   #10
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So far just for the Red Sea kits its $140 for me and I still need ph ammonia and copper and one more thing. So about $180 for all kits
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