Digital and good accurate water parameter test kits

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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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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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what does it look like and whats the prise on it?
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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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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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...
: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

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.[/QUOTE
 

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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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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?
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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