Test kits preference

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Need to replace my Phosphate and Calcium test kits.

Any advise on brands recommended?
Red sea? JBL? Other suggestions?
 
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I enjoy Red sea kits, I used them on my old tank a few years ago and now on my new tank. The guys rate them fairly highly on BRSTV. I've used salifert kits before, but find the precision off a little. Check out their videos for their best picks.

 
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Have a look at the Hanna Checkers
Not a standard test kit and a bit more pricey but way more user friendly as well as being accurate
 
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I like Red Sea but their PO test kit is useless. Need a Hanna low range checker for PO. Salifert is cheap and does the job for pretty everything other than PO.

Everybody has their preferences.
 
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even salifert the PO is not the best....but i just go by color...if its clear its to low....to blue to high....so i judge it.....difficult to get accurate reading with their color chart.
 
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I've checked my salifert nitrate result before with jungle aquatics hana nitrate test kit. And the results were very close to each other.
 

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