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Old 07-10-2010, 04:40 AM   #1 
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Recommended water test kit?

I was wondering which brand is a reliable one...ty
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:42 AM   #2 
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Looking for a 2 in 1 package..Ammonia and nitrate.
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:58 AM   #3 
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API Masterkit is the best testing kit IMO I would say a good percentage of members on this forum use the kit :) It is a bit pricey but i'm sure someone can give you a good website where you can get it for a reasonable amount :)
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:06 PM   #4 
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The API freshwater master test kit is the one that we recommend around here.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:00 PM   #5 
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If you want a full-range test kit that costs less due to smaller portion, you can try Googling "Tetra Laborett".
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:47 PM   #6 
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I went to pet smart and asked them when i first got my 55 gallon and they showed me what they used, and its them jungle test strips there 10 dollars each bottle one does 6 different test and the other bottle does ammonia. there real nice because you dont have to take any water out and test it you dont need a sample theres no messing with anything you just take a strip out and dunk it in the tank then you have your reading. so i figured if its good enough for petsmart to use and it works on salt water also. I would try them out. So i bought it and have been using it for a year now its so easy.
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:59 PM   #7 
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I use the API Freshwater Master Test Kit. The test strips don't seem reliable. I like the API Master Test Kits really well. I even trust the Saltwater one for my 55.
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:19 PM   #8 
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I never had a problem with the strip's i used them all the way threw my 55 gallon tank's cycle and i could watch everything go up then drop everything was right on. some people dont use them right is what petsmart told me. Because one has to be held under water for 10 sec and the other need's to be in and out right away. So some people mess up and dont get good readings. It aint like i need a 100% reading i just want to get in the ball park so i no whats going on or no what to do. The strip's are easy and simple
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:41 PM   #9 
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I have always had problems with them. They either didn't read right or they didn't read at all.
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:06 PM   #10 
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Oh okay..
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