Best multi test kit

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    Hi would like to know what is the best multi test kit to use.
     
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    I was looking at the Sera Marine box set...
     
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    Id rather buy individual test kits.
    Those boxes often come with tests you prob wont ever use (like copper) and lack some you do, ie magnesium.
     
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    What tests do I need if I plan on having corals as well..
     
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    KH, Ca and Mg are important
    Youll need to measure pH as well, kits are ok for this but a pen would be better
    The usual nitrate and phosphate are also good
    You dont have to buy all of them at once, you could get a shop or fellow reefer to test for you.
     
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    Thanks noted
     
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    if you plan to keep corals the following in order of importance
    alk
    PO4
    nitrate
    Ca
    ph
    Mg

    if you keeping fish only
    pH pen
    Ammonia
    nitrate
    po4
     
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    Thanks:m106:
     
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