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Old 04-10-2008, 09:40 AM   #11
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I have never heard of the Salifert test kits. Are they for SW?
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:16 PM   #12
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Yes, they are SW.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:28 PM   #13
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That's why I've never heard of it. The OP has a FW tank.
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:55 PM   #14
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Arent LaMotte very expensive? I use API and while I hate guessing the color (it really does feel like guessing) it still beats paying out the wazoo. I don't test as often as I should as its a pain, but my tank has been established for a long time so I just test when I'm wondering about something.
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:57 PM   #15
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...i jsut get my water tested at my work, im too cheap to spend 28-34 bucks on a test kit lol..prolly save me money in the end tho..
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:54 PM   #16
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I use api used it for over 35 years never done me wrong, as for testing your water once a week twice a week what ever your are comfortable with,eventually you will be able to tell if there is something wrong with your water with the behaviour of your fish,there is an old saying we dont keep fish we keep water.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:22 PM   #17
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Great advice again and thanks -- I am guessing that when I read the phrase "get the python out" you are referring to a gavel vac. Between the slang here and the weird shortcut words my son uses in his text messages to me I feel I am through the looking glass. (thats Alice in Wonderland if your too young to know looking glass)
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:53 PM   #18
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If you are doing a sw tank (I thought you were) then you should consider testing weekly for the first year. The smaller the tank the faster things can go wrong. I have a 125 with a 30 gal sump and it's been running for over 5 years now. Last year I stopped weekly testing and went to monthly.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:57 PM   #19
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Yup - Freshwater Community tank - 36 gallons to be exact - I'm putting it together with my son when he comes to visit me
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