Where to buy cheap test kits

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  1. Anthos312

    Anthos312 Millepora

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    So my 40 reef is going decent, but i really need to buy cheap test kits. I am on a very tight budget. Where do you all buy yours?
     
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  3. trijam

    trijam Coral Banded Shrimp

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    About the cheapest is the API master reef kit at about $40. You should be able to get one anywhere. Keep in mind though these kits do have reliability issues.;)
     
  4. Atticus818

    Atticus818 Eyelash Blennie

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    Bigalsonline carries the seachem test kits for the cheapest I have seen online, plus with sponsor code you get an additional 10% making them even cheaper.

    IMHO They are far superior to the API kits, however they are not nearly as cheap in price.
     
  5. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Liquid Test Kits

    sticking with the Big AlS site

    check out the Tropic Marin combined Calcium / Magnesium test kit
    sale price of 10.99 seems excellent value to me

    I used this kit prior to going on to use Salifert
    naturally I continued using it in order to verify my Salifert kits ( both gave similar results
    thus either both are off (lol) or both are reasonably accurate- and my opinion is, both are reasonably accurate

    at 10.99 for 50 tests or a full year of weekly testing Calcium and Mag
    you could then afford to get the Salifert DKH/ Alk kit and that would last 1 year also testing at same frequency

    Steve
     
  6. Anthos312

    Anthos312 Millepora

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    yea i found those also. I think I am going to get the API-Phosphate Kit, Tropic Marin-Magnesium/Calcium, and the Seachem Multitest-pH/Alk kit. Its about $40, i have to go pickup some SW at my LFS so I might see if they have anything cheaper on friday. If not I will order this soon, thanks for all the help!