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Old 05-03-2007, 10:37 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Kurt_Nelson
the master kit for API doesn't include alk or Ca.
The Drs has an AP Master reef kit which has no3/po4/alk/ca for $20.79 It's the one I use.
Oops... thanks for the correction. The master kit for reefs must be something new for API - didn't know it existed.

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Old 05-03-2007, 11:35 PM   #32
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FWIW Kurtsreef Seachem and Salifert both make excellent SW test kits. Both are very popular w/ reefers. Seachem is a little less money and a little less accurate, but holds up great against competitors.

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Old 05-04-2007, 09:56 AM   #33
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IME API hasn't failed me in the last 15 years and I test weekly even though my parameters rarely change much.

I've only used Seachem MultiTest Phosphate test because I wanted to verify a lower reading then AP's test (lowest is .25 ppm for AP and .05 for SeaChem) and it works like a charm.

Most test kits on the market do a decent job but keep in mind that all can expire and will give false readings over time (typically 1-2 years) so IMO it's best to buy online which usually will ensure fresher stock (and cheaper) then one that might sit on a lfs self for 6+ months before being bought.

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Old 05-04-2007, 08:42 PM   #34
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I appreciate everyones input and will order some better kits.

Just ordered the Reef Master kit, a Seachem iodine kit, Seachem PH/ALK kit

and a few other tidbits.

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