Digital and good accurate water parameter test kits

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by Sammy, 30 Jul 2008.

  1. Sammy

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    Hi All,

    Thought this would be and interesting topic to help me (all of us newbies) to get aquainted with the best and most accurate test kits for water analysis.

    I currently have a digital pH pen (who's accuraciy I very much doubt), a refractometer (simply the best in my little experience)

    Are the any other digital tests for nitrate, P04, KH and other common chemicals we often always measure ???
     
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  3. Mike

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    There is equipment like that, but it is way beyond the hobbiest's bank account.
     
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    hmmm i see, would be nice to have a nice digital N03 and PO4 meter :)
     
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    yea becuae most of the test kits suck!
     
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    what does it look like and whats the prise on it?
     
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    As i understand it, the kit is used for commercial chemical companies and cost thousands, i will hunt down where i read this and get back to you.
     
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    Burt once the DSB kicks in and the system settles, no need to keep testing Nitrate etc, so really would not be worth spending the money. I currently run my system on digital temp and PH heven't tested Nitrate/Phos for over 2yrs. Rather spend the money on a decent ph meter.
     
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    Hanna is a very handy unit that will test most of your parameters at a nice price...ranging from R7000-R15000
     
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    So it's R7000 for your best friends and R15000 for the people you dont know:whistling:
     
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    :lol:

    the one that test more stuff and more accurate is the more expensive one
     
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    7000 for testing stuff...
    now tell me, how in this world will I ever get the finance minister's approval for that.
    Never mind the 15000 one, Oh honey I need it, look it can test your moodswings...
     
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    :lol: If it could do that it would really be worth the money. I would even buy a backup.
     
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    :lol: lol

    one thing...it will save you time:whistling:
     
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    I made the same mistake on a 90 gallon reef tank that was stable for over 6 years.
    I am now trying to recover from a collapse. Had I made simple measurements over time, I wouldn't be on this forumn

     
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    Hanna has a digital PO4 meter for around $39
     
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    Refractometers are only accurate if calibrated properly and at the right temperature. I prefer to use my tropic marine pro hygrometer...
     
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    Hi Dangros, welcome to MASA. Please start a thread in the new members forum then all the members will give you a nice welcome :)
     
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    Hi all,

    I would like to monitor my nitrate digitally.
    I saw American Marine Pinpoint Nitrate meters on ebay with shipping to SA for R2000.

    Would you recommend them?
    Also do someone stock them?

    What other options do I have that won't break the bank?
     
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    I personally dont bother testing for nitrates religiously. Once a month is OK. I used to be obsessed with nitrates before but a good DSB, live rock and probiotics will keep it in check
     
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