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Old 05-16-2006, 08:56 PM   #1
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water testing kit

if i'm going to get a test kit for my 33gal, what kind of tests should it include?
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:58 PM   #2
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Ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, ph, phosphate and calcium are the basic tests.
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pH, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate.

There are some other tests like Calcium, Phosphate, Carbonate, and Iron.
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what about hardness?
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Thats what carbonate hardness tests for (KH)
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does specific gravity test for salinity, and are calcium, iron, and phosphate necessary for my needs (33gal fowlr)
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You will need a hydrometer or a refractometer to test for SG. I wouldnt say those tests are necessary, but better to have then not to have.
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refractometer. drsfostersmith has a cheap one that is fine, and well worth it over a hydrometer. ph, amm, ite and ate are your main ones. it depends on what you want to keep
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my 33gal will have:
2 perc clowns, royal gamma, yellow watchman, and a flame or coral beauty
will also have inverts like shrimp, crabs, snails
I'm thinking a test kit for ph, nitrate, nitrite, and ammonia will be enough?
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phosphate and calcium are important too
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