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violentray
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PostPosted: 2005.04.06(Wed)21:46    Post subject: H2O test kits Reply with quote

What are the Best test kits to buy. I currently have the diping stick kind and have been getting some crazy readings. so I took some water to a LFS and he got different results using drops and tubes.

so what is best, and what brand should I be using and where can I get them cheapest?
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violentray
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PostPosted: 2005.04.08(Fri)21:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find it hard to believe that no one will coment on what type of test kits I should be using but everyone is always screaming that you need to constantly test your water.

what type of water tests are best?
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Josh Hansen
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PostPosted: 2005.04.09(Sat)5:24    Post subject: Water test Kits Reply with quote

Ammonia, Nittrite, Nitrate, pH from Aquarium Pharmaceuticals is the water test kits I recommend.

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anonapersona
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Joined: 06 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: 2005.04.09(Sat)21:47    Post subject: ditto Reply with quote

I like the Aquarium Pharmacuticals kit I got from PetSolutions.com, $11.

Has pH, high range pH, ammoina, nitrite, nitrate. Does not have KH or GH but that is typically stable from a water supply, but if they switch to different sources or they can vary you might want to have KH and GH. If you grow plants with CO2 you will need KH.
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modemfox
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Joined: 07 Feb 2005
Location: Panama City Florida

PostPosted: 2005.04.10(Sun)13:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also say use the aquarium pharmacuticals tests. They are real nice with really different color readings so there is no question to the reading.
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Chaffe
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PostPosted: 2005.04.17(Sun)21:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the Sera pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate tests. They seem okay but I haven't tried any other brands, apart from a crappy dipping stick one, so don't feel qualified to comment.

The nitrate test is a pain due to having to dilute the tank water and redoing the test over. But this is only due to the absurdly high nitrate levels in my tap water.
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