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Old 01-21-2010, 11:40 PM   #11
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no problem... actually you can thank Bill (i think was his name) from API for emailing me back and letting me know the answer to that, which I had asked about 3 months ago. I had heard the same thing, so i figured I would find out 100% for sure
Oh cool, well thanks Bill! and thanks again to you man!
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:04 AM   #12
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Test for:
Salinity
Temp
Ammonia
Nitrite
Nitrate
PH
Alkinity
Calcium Reef test
Phosphate Water supply and occasional tank water
Copper Let the LFS do this test for you (once to make sure there is none).
You don't need a test for Iodine unless you dose it. Ditto for copper.
Have the lfs test for the the last two. Phosphate from your tap water or food source is a source of food for algae growth.

Get a refractometer to test SG (salinity).

I use Salifert and LaMott test kits (great color change to indicate the level). I've given up on my Pinpoint pH monitor and I'm now using the API pH, though I'm not sure I trust it. Seachem also makes some decent test multi-kits.
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The kit that I had actually had an expiration date, but I don't remember if it was on the box or the bottles.
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