Test Kit Comparison

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by gabbyr189, Feb 5, 2012.

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  1. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    Yeah. I'm not a fan of my hanna ca meter... Love the phosphate one. And no matter how you go about it alk is strait forward so who cares... I mean it's easy to read

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  3. SourGummy

    SourGummy Astrea Snail

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    thanks, following this to get my get test kits
     
  4. Dmann

    Dmann Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    This is good work, I am currently fighting with a test kit. I purchased a seachem multiple test kit and I hate it. It's so difficult. Especially the ammonia test. I had to go out last night and get a API ammonia test from the petco
     
  5. jbraslins

    jbraslins Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    I got new style Red Sea reef foundation cal/all/mag test kit.

    I noticed right away my alk was reading higher then before. My mag was reading through the roof!!

    So I mixed new batches of reef crystals and h2ocean and used API kits, old style Red Sea and new one to measure alk/cal in newly mixed water. Then I used Salifert mg test kit and new Red Sea for mg.

    API, salifert and old style red sea were spot on to what salts advertised at 1.026. I guess I got good salt batches.

    New Red Sea read cal spot on, matching salt, API and old style Red Sea. But alk with new kit was 1 dkh to high. Mag was 300ppt to high.

    That much for new kits :(
     
  6. LisaP

    LisaP Astrea Snail

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    Thanks for doing all the work for me! :D
     
  7. Renee@LionfishLair

    Renee@LionfishLair 3reef Sponsor

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    This thread was a great "resurface".
     
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  9. CBSurfrider

    CBSurfrider Millepora

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    WOW! I just did a search to figure out what test kit I should buy and bingo! Thank's for all the info. Well done
     
  10. spongebob

    spongebob Flamingo Tongue

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    I wish I found this sooner I bought all api test kits. I feel like they are worthless after reading this. UUHHGG
     
  11. rockstarta78

    rockstarta78 Plankton

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    I am new to this hobby. Even though it's an older thread the information is still very helpful.
     
  12. Dmann

    Dmann Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Salifert or red sea is the best choice for testing.