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Old 03-21-2011, 10:31 PM   #1
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Help buying test kit

what is the best test kit i can buy?

i have a 50 gal freshwater lightly planted with cichlids


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Old 03-21-2011, 10:35 PM   #2
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#1 - Buy one that doesn't use strips; too inaccurate. I like the API test kits myself.
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The best kit? You're looking at lab grade digital probes. If you're looking for a good hobbyist level kit, API makes one that's fairly accurate (especially considering you're testing for consistancy), and affordable.
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How much are those lab grade probes? Lol they'd sure save me alot of hassle
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I would say you would be looking at several thousand dollars. But that's just a guess... I've never even looked at them.
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Lol well I don blame ya at that price lol a couple hundred I couple go with, but thousands? out of my league lol
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:46 AM   #7
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I know the pH probes I used in high school that plugged into my graphing calculator were ~$250. They're really overkill for most tanks.
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look into them many are $100-150 for common nitate, nitrite, hardness-ph(etc...) testing(the basics) reef testing equipment could really add up.
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+1 for the API master kit.
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