test kit needed

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by brentv, 4 Mar 2010.

  1. brentv

    brentv

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    Hey guys,
    i'm looking for some test kits like Marine lab to do all testing required for a mixed reef tank! From Nitrites right through to PH??
    What you got?:whistling:
     
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    Brent - if I may comment on this. The "best" average test kits that you can get, as far as I am concerned - are the Salifert range of test kits. Those "all in one" test kit boxes (I think that SeaChem is the only "semi decent" brand) are MOSTLY crappy test kits.

    Rather start collecting and ordering the Salifert range one by one, perhaps.... you will definitely not be sorry....
     
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    what about the tropic marin test set ?
     
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    Tropic Marin is OK. But, personally - I still feel that Salifert is better. And then - IF you buy seperately, you ONLY buy what you really need.
     
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    Just a note buddy ... Please check the expiry dates on the kits you buying - sometimes know or unknown to the shop the kits are still on the shelf and look like at "bargain" price but are ready to expire soon .... doesn't help to be sitting with expired kits and get wrong readings - I fell into this trap once ... now more carefull...
     
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    Or Elos kits,
     
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    sooooooo.... which route???? :whistling:
    where is the best place and price to get in KZN. I went into a small pet shop in port shepstone the other day and they had the marine lab by red sea on their shelf.... it had expired in oct 2008!!!! hectic
     
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    brent Red sea is crap.....expired or not go Elos or seachem
     
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    Thanks for the heads up! will go one of these!
     
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