What do you test with?

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by Sataly, Nov 3, 2015.

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  1. Sataly

    Sataly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I'm about to run out on my red sea test kits and figured I'd see what's everyones personal preference is and why?
     
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  3. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Hanna meter for Alk. Salifert for Calcium,Magnesium.
    Because they are reliable/accurate.☺
     
  4. Jim Bonds

    Jim Bonds Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I love the Salifert test kits. I've never used Red Sea but I've had pretty bad experiences with Tropic Marin. Specifically their alkalinity test. For weeks I was battling what I thought was 5-6 dKH and I couldn't seem to raise it. Finally I picked up a Salifert test and showed the Tropic Marin was WAAAAYYYY off.
     
  5. Jim Bonds

    Jim Bonds Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I love the Salifert test kits. I've never used Red Sea but I've had pretty bad experiences with Tropic Marin. Specifically their alkalinity test. For weeks I was battling what I thought was 5-6 dKH and I couldn't seem to raise it. Finally I picked up a Salifert test and showed the Tropic Marin was WAAAAYYYY off.
     
  6. Sataly

    Sataly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    are most of the salifert test pretty good?
     
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  9. Jim Bonds

    Jim Bonds Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Well, I know have Salifert alk, Ca, and Mg, and they're all great. I'll be replacing the rest of my tests with Salifert as money arrives (baby on the way so tank budget took a hit :(
     
  10. Kajung2k

    Kajung2k Astrea Snail

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    Salifert for alk (testing effluent of ca reactor) and ca, and Hannah for alk (testing aquarium) and phosphate
     
  11. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    im a fan of salifert no3 po4 alk ca mg
     
  12. mikejrice

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    Salifert for accuracy and API for quick tests.