Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-14-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Nitrate Test Kits opinions please!

I currently have several tanks running so I have a bunch of test kits. I just tested my cichlid tank and got the following results:

API liquid test: 0
API Test strip 20
Red Sea Liquid test 50!

I have no idea which one is accurate. They are all new and unexpired. I have been slowly buying salifert test kits aqnd find them highly accurate so I was thinking on getting a nitrate one. Anyone else use salifert or have any suggestions?

I will be doing a large pwc just in case though.
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 05:28 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 988
I think it's safe to assume API liquid is wrong. Unless it's under-stocked and heavily-planted it's extremely unlikely you have 0 nitrates in a cycled tank.. And you know test strips are notoriously unreliable as well.
__________________

__________________
jenatron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 05:30 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Yeah I was thinking that. I do my pwc's often and large but I still shouldnt have zero. lol
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
nitrate, test, test kits

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chemical Test Strips VS. Test Kits thetmaxx General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 5 03-16-2006 10:54 AM
Salifert Nitrate Test Kits jwright General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 1 11-11-2005 12:55 AM
Test kits vs. test strips AquaBear Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 06-17-2004 11:01 PM
Hagen phospate and Nitrate test kits, are they good? Raimeiken Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 03-01-2004 05:09 PM
Test strips or liquid test kits? yellowjacket171 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 6 08-28-2003 04:12 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.