Originally Posted by cmor1701d
I like the Salifert and LaMotte test kits. Seachem multi is fine for some tests too. I prefer titration tests where this is a distinct and obvious color change as opposed to the color charts. That has more to do with my color blindness. I can see the color begin to change and then fully change with one more drop. Much eaiser on my eyes than matching very close colors on a chart.
I'm with Cmor here. Salifert are very good and have a decent price. LaMotte kits are great, but very expensive and somewhat complicated. I feel like a chemist when I use the Lamotte for phosphate...lol.
hehehe...we posted on the same time.
You can test once a week until you get a handle on your readings. Once you are comfortable with where everything is at and your tank is stable, you will be fine testing once a month. I test once/month for ca
, and every other month for mag. I have my dosing schedule pretty much set so I know what my reading should be, so I just check to be sure everything is still where it should be.