Question: Test kits

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by mookz, 3 Nov 2011.

  1. mookz

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    Hi Guys

    I am due to replace my test kits.
    I would like some input or suggestions on new kits.
    I need Mag, Ca, Alk, Phos and N03.

    Any decently priced kits that include all of the above?
    Or any specials on?

    Thx :)
     
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    I saw there is a briefcase type all in one marine kit Sera or Tetra at Sams, which should include all the above and probably some more.

    HOWEVER, I have not had great experiences with those brands.

    Reasonably priced and acceptable quality would be Salifert, except for PO4, for which nothing but the very best will do, i.e. Hach, Deltec, or even better get a photometer, but last time I checked, was about R2K.
     
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    Thanks for the reply's

    Yup not a fan of Sera or Tetra, always got strange readings from the Sera test kits.
     
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    I believe salifert is the norm, but i do no trust them.. (have had 3 kits that were not expired, but the readings were way off)

    The new D-D kits are stunnig, costs a bit more, but you get more.

    Im also due for a few replacements, going to try the D-D kits..

    The question i have is against what do we measure to say the kits are good or not?
     
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    Thats something I have always liked about seachem, the fact that they include known reference samples with their kits.
     
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    Hi , got your P.Mwe had a special on our salifert last weekend - all R98.95 But i still recoment the new Red sea test kits - they are awsome and we use them exclusivly now.There is the foundaition test kit boxlot R549.95CalciumMagnesiumAlkalinatyThere algea controle test box is R549.95That tests Phosphate and nitrate.the last is the coral coloures test R649.95IodineIronPotassiumThanksDavid
     
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    Thank you for the reply :)

    I will definitely pop in on Saturday to check out the Kits.
     
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