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Old 09-11-2004, 09:14 AM   #1
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What's the best test kit..and why?

I'm using Redsea marine right now and want to make sure I'm using the best one. What is the best and why?

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Old 09-11-2004, 10:42 AM   #2
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I have used the Red Sea before and found it difficult to read. I prefer the tests by SeaChem.
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The seachem comes with pH & Alkalinity, Ammonia and Nitrite & Nitrate. Should i test for anything else?
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well what do you have in your tank? is it a reef? seachem also makes more test then what you said. i have one of there ca test kits.
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I picked up a test kit from petsmart ...its called :Saltwater Master Liquid Test: It cost me $19.99 and checks, Amonia, ph, nitrite and nitrate. You basically drop some drops in a glass tube, shake it up then compare colors with these color cards it comes with...

(side note: I was testing my ammonia and there were 2 bottles, one of the bottles says MAY CAUSE FATAL INJUIRES IF SWALLOWED, then says harmful to skin ((thinkin' its acid or chlorine or sumthin)) so i open up the cap and it must have been under pressure or something but it all leaked out...OUCH, there was no eye dropper topper on it...(((thats a lawsuit))) so it just poured out....took it back to petsmart and they exchanged it for a diff one, and this works fine.)
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