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Old 04-19-2013, 10:22 AM   #11 
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Actually I had those exact strips, because I wanted to test my water for hardness and alkalinity, and found the nitrite, nitrate, and pH tests to be fairly accurate. I even did a side-by-side comparison with my liquid test kit. They're not bad, but the liquid kit is still better by a long-shot since it lasts a lot longer.

Stay away from the ammonia test strips though. I've used those and the results are very inaccurate.
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Thank u guys and I will eventually get a master kit... This is the best I could do given the budget. At least I have an idea where the water is. And the ammonia test is aliquid so should be accurate and its the most important test no?
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:11 PM   #13 
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They are all pretty important, but ammonia and nitrates are the most worrisome.

Just stay devoted to changing water regularly and frequently.
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