What brand test kit for Mag??

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  1. Sheliaknows

    Sheliaknows Fire Worm

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    I am looking online to purchase a new test kit for magnesium....i'm looking at either Elos or Seachem. Just curoius to see what others thought of the brands and comments on using them. The Elos is about $10 less than seachem, but i want a good accurate consistant reading.
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  3. bama

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    I like Salifert's Mag test kit a lot.
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    i have used red sea and salifert. I prefer salifert easily for ease of use.
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    Sheliaknows Fire Worm

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    hmmm....the site i order from only has seachem and Elos for testing mag...sounds like Elos is very accurate from what i've read but i was hoping to find some people who have tried it and could tell me if they are any good or not
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    I've read enough threads like this that *I* would feel confident any one would be a good choice. ;)
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  9. Matt Rogers

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    I hear that.

    I use the Seachem Reef Status Mag kit. I like it. Easy to read.
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    I've got to second this. I've used Red Sea for other tests like alk, N03 etc and was not impressed But I got into a crunch a month ago and ordered a RedSea Mag test. IMO as long as you follow the instructions to the tee it's pretty accurate. The color change can be a little challenging but I've not had problems with mine so far. Salifert is my usual brand tho.
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    For the Mag kit, Red Sea isn't all too bad with the color change; you just needa pay attention and take it slow. It's nothing like their Alk kit, where the color never turns to the "finish" color, just straight to "over".
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have the Seachem kit also, Seachem is the only manufacturer that has a reference solution to see if you are performing the test properly. It is easy to use also.