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Old 11-22-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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best water testing kit on a budget?

hi. new here.

just set up a 5 gallon tank two weeks ago (added cycle additive and dechlorainator that came with tank set). then waited a week and added a plant.

i'm not sure when it's okay to add fish.

went to the lfs and there were plenty of kits which were quite expensive..

can anyone suggest a good water testing kit?

thank you so much.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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hi. new here.

just set up a 5 gallon tank two weeks ago (added cycle additive and dechlorainator that came with tank set). then waited a week and added a plant.

i'm not sure when it's okay to add fish.

went to the lfs and there were plenty of kits which were quite expensive..

can anyone suggest a good water testing kit?

thank you so much.
API master test kit. I pay around 30 bucks from the LFS. You may be able to find it cheaper online though, I just never bothered to look.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:18 PM   #3
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Petsolutions.com has the API kit for $17.99, but you will have to pay for shipping, unless you purchase $49 worth. I think this price is only for a limited time.

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Old 11-22-2012, 04:28 PM   #4
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Petsolutions.com has the API kit for $17.99, but you will have to pay for shipping, unless you purchase $49 worth. I think this price is only for a limited time.

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That's why I never bothered looking. Figured if pay the difference in shipping anyways. Lol.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:27 PM   #5
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:13 PM   #6
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You can usually find it on eBay for about $20 with shipping too.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:06 PM   #7
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You can usually find it on eBay for about $20 with shipping too.
hi. noticed you are from hawaii like me. tried amazon and it says doesn't ship to hawaii. i wonder why

will try ebay.

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Yup, exactly why I bought mine off of eBay. Well worth it!
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