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Old 04-30-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
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Test Kit Purchasing

Right now I only test for pH using Aquarium Pharm. Dry-Tab Wide Range test kit. But lately Ive been taking the hobby more serious and want to pick up every test I should need, nitrate amonia etc. It would be helpful if you guys point me in the right direction of what I will need as far as tests and what brands the best.

Dont worry about Hardness test as the water here is fine due to the fact I live right next to a freshwater lake and the LFS guys told me its perfect for fish right out the tap.

Anyway any help would be appreciated greatly.
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AP's FW master kit is my preference.
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:32 PM   #3
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Cool looks nice, and pretty good price online. Might give that a try as Ive had pretty good luck with APs pH kit for a while now.
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I agree with the AP Master Test Kit. I use it.
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Old 04-30-2006, 10:06 PM   #5
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Alright AP it is
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Old 05-01-2006, 01:23 AM   #6
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AP master here as well.

Just in case you don't know.Find it at petsmart.com and print the page.Bring it in and they will price match themselves.

From 27.99 down to 13.99 for the exact same kit.
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Yep. another AP master kit user here. I even splurged on the GH and KH bottles too.
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:12 AM   #8
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You mean if I print out the price from there website the store will match it? Where does it say that?
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PetSmart doesn't state it anywhere...otherwise, everyone would do it!

Just go in there and pick up the test kit, then when you get to the counter say something like "I saw this on the website and it was only $14. How come it is so much more here? Can you match the price on the website?".

I don't like doing the price-matching much myself, but for substantial savings (ie, test kits or Seachem plant ferts) then it's worthwhile. I suspect that, at some point, PetSmart will stop price-matching - or will raise the prices on their websites to more closely match their in-store prices (especially as the rising fuel costs increase shipping costs)...but until then, enjoy!
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Ill probably just get online sometiem soon since I have to order some suppliues anyway.
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