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Old 02-05-2006, 07:59 PM   #1
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Best Test kit for marine/reef tanks?

My previous tanks have been down a while and I chunked the test kits... I think I had a Red Sea master? test kit... it's been over 6 months. This was droppers and vials, are the test strips accurate or no?

What is the best kit to purchase, a complete kit.

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i use the seachem multitest marine basic test kit works well
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Old 02-05-2006, 09:40 PM   #3
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I too use the Seachem kits and am happy with them
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i use SeaTest for Calcium, Salifert for Ammonia, and Red Sea for trites. I'm just trying to use up the RedSea kit so i can buy a better one. I wouldn't recommend RedSea...it's not that good. I have a SeaChem alkalinity test kit, and it's very confusing and i have never got it to work right. But a lot of people say they use SeaChem kits for other tests and enjoy them greatly.
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I use Salifert for all my test and no problem with them.
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I used the seachem and it's fine for ammonia, pH and Alk. I much prefer the Salifert for nittrite, nitrate, Ca, Mg as the color change from a to b is much easier to determine than the subtle shade differences on the color comparison strips. I also bought a pH monitor so I can tell just by looking at the meter.
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Salifert is the best I have found. I started out using seachem but know find myself rechecking there results with a salifert test.
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