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Old 07-16-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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Digital water testing kits

Currently using tetra test 6in1 water strips for my 23l tank, I know these are far from ideal so when I get my larger tank I'd like have a regular digital water testing kit set up to monitor water quality daily if possible. Is there should a product??
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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I'm not sure, I know there are ph probes out there, but I haven't heard of any for ammonia, nitrite or nitrate. Your best bet is to get a good liquid test kit, like API's master test kit. They are more accurate than the strips, and fairly easy to use. Not as easy as a probe, but you also don't have to mess with calibrating them.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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Seneye? http://www.seneye.com
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There are tests for most of the standard tests. Check ou the Milwakee testers.
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That is awesome!
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That's exactly what I'm looking for. Thank you. Now to decide if I'm willing to pay £60 for it. Decisions decisions. Have you got first hand experience of using it?

Anyone else?

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That is awesome!
Agreed. Anyone have first experience of using this??

Worth spending £60 on a water tester?

Is this the recommended API water testing kit everyone is using?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/API-Freshwat.../dp/B000255NCI
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:20 AM   #7
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No, but I think I'm getting it later this month
http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk/sea...p?a=s&s=Seneye

loads of bits on there
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:31 AM   #8
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I have just set up my seneye reef and it's great,Monitors ph, temp and ammonia perfectly
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Do you have to calibrate those seneyes?

Edit: From the user manual
'Your seneye device requires no calibration. To ensure continuous readings for pH
and Ammonia you should simply replace your disposable seneye slide each month.'

The slides last 30 days. $30 for 3 slides. Think I'll stick to my api test kit.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:23 AM   #10
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Seneye monitor

you dont calibrate them at all, you just replace the chip each month which costs about $10 each month
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