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Old 08-16-2011, 01:58 AM   #21
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yeah i hate the floaters too haha.

what do you use to test your pH? I have the API saltwater master test kit and i feel like the results are not always consistent.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:00 AM   #22
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I use API for ph, ammonia and nitrite. I have API for nitrates too and salifert. The other stuff I use salifert tets kits.
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do you use the test tube test for pH or do you have some sort of in-tank monitor?
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:18 AM   #24
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I just test with the API test tube kit. Haven't gotten around to buying a controller and probes yet. they are pretty pricey
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ok. does filling the tube from bottom of tank vs top matter? there have been times where i have filled 2 tubes and gotten 2 different results
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:20 AM   #26
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I use a small animal feeding syringe to get my water so it comes from a few inches deep. Also means I don't get my hands wet. Best $4 I spent so far. lol
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:55 AM   #27
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that is a great idea haha. where did you pick that up at?
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got it in the small animal section, like for feeding baby hamsters and guinea pigs. Got it in petco
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:30 PM   #29
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oh alright. I'll have to go pick one up. That is a good idea. I always hate having to stick my hand in for testing and getting it all wet with the salt water. Hopefully this will provide more consistent results too. Sometimes i get results that show the pH is right where it should be and sometimes it says that it is too low
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oh, just curious, with your media basket did it come with the water flow director piece already put together or did you have to super glue the two little director pieces on the base?
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