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Old 01-02-2010, 09:13 AM   #1
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which test kit?

Any opinions on a good test kit for a FOWLER.
I currently use the API SW master kit; the one with the bottles of fluid.
Are the 5-1 dip strips any good? Is anyone more accurate then the other?
I am thinking of using both; the strips for weekly checks and the fluid kits one a month when I do larger maint. projects

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IMO the fluid ones are more accurate.

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the strips are horrible. they are notoriously innacurate. i would stick with the api kit. not only is it more accurate, but you will be able to have consistancy using the same test

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