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Old 04-28-2011, 11:37 PM   #1 
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Water testers

I was searching for water testers so I had some on hand, but the LFS's here are kind of expensive. I think there's a mini kit at Pet Smart for around $6 though it doesn't really say on the website what it all comes with. The LFS's did mention they will test my tank waters for free, so I was wondering what I should use to carry the water in. Keep in mind I'm walking 2miles to have this tested so something like a cup is out of the question. I don't know what could contaminate the water like if I stored it in like a tupperware bowl. Would just a plain plastic baggy work? This should only be temporary since I feel it's important for me to have those testers on hand at home so I can provide my buddies the top care they deserve, but I'm broke atm. My tattoo and setting up my 10gal tapped out my spendings for the month.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:29 AM   #2 
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I'm not sure what mini kit you're talking about but get a liquid kit if you can. The test strip kits aren't very reliable at all. The liquid ones are much better but also at a cost. This is the one a lot of people here use:

This kit covers all the bases. You didn't mention the size of your bowl or aquarium but this will cover everything. IMO you could probably get away with just a Ph and Ammonia kit for an unfiltered tank, but that's just me. Be sure to still do proper regular water changes too, especially if you don't have the full kit.
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