Test Kits for cycling

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    Vleis Visagie

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    Hey Guys,

    What test kits do i need for cycling my Tank?

    Ammonia
    Nitrite
    Nitrate

    Refractormeter

    Sry dnt know the periodic table words for that at this moment. LOL

    Thanks
    Martin
     
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    Those seem about right with a thermometer. IMO it is a bit of a waste though for ammonia and nitrite, as you will not really test it again after the cycle. So my suggestion would be to set up the tank, give it a few weeks and then get an lfs or fellow reefer to test for ammonia and nitrite.
     
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    Vleis Visagie

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    What make are proper test kits

    LOL, I though you should test your water everyday. :)
     
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    Salifert is good. Haha, once everything is dialled in and stable, you only have to test max once a week, even once a month in my case.
     
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    I mean when you cycle you tank.
     
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    Depends on how impatient you are, you can just leave it for a few weeks and then test.
     

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