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Old 05-17-2006, 09:54 PM   #1
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What's the best test kit?

I purchased a Hagen Nutrafin master test kit. It was fine for my cycle, but now I need refills for NH3. Instead of buying refills should I just start buying an ammonia test kit from a different company?
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Hagen test kits are fairly accurate but personally I’ve always liked Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Master Test Kit for the basic ph/nh3/no2/no3 and for everything else I use Salifert which is the most reliable IME.
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I use the AP, all are pretty easy to read, except the pH (i seem to have trouble determining shades of purple...)
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Glad to know it's not just me. I recently added a 24hr monitor to watch my ph. When adding buffers, I see it change immediately. Nice.
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That might be a good idea. Where did you get it?
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I like salifert, myself.
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I've heard nothing but good things about Salifert. I might try an Ammonia test kit and see how it goes. Thanks for all the replies.
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They are great but one of the pricier tests.
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I know, but I would rather spend a little extra and know I am getting accurate results.
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that's my thoughts too.
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