Originally Posted by Nu-Nu the eel
So your saying that if you couldnt have a liquid test kit, and you could either have the test strips or no test strips at all you would go without them? I would certainly take them over nothing at all.
Not to divert from the purpose of this thread, yes I would certainly take nothing over test strips. They are so far from accurate what's the point of wasting money on something that doesn't work.
This happened a few weeks ago at a local store, I was returning a dead fish that required a water sample, the kid breaks out the strips and tries to tell me that my ammonia levels were at 4ppm which caused the death. Of course I call shenanigans and forced them to test with a liquid kit and low and behold 0ppm. So again I'll reiterate... they're worthless.
I'd encourage you if want to pursue this topic do some back to back comparisons between the two and you'll be amazed of the results.
@SALNYG it truly sucks and being I've been in this hobby for a couple of decades and I've been right where you are now on a couple of occasions, so I truly understand your pain and frustration. But on the brightside you get to go buy more fish!