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Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by robertkukla, 14 Dec 2010.

  1. robertkukla

    robertkukla

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    Hi all

    Can anyone help, i want to buy a complete water test kit , which would be the best and what are the prices.

    thanks
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    I honestly wouldn't look at buying a complete all in one kit as you are paying for tests that you wouldn't normally use, if you look at, for example the Red Sea Marine Lab and Tropic Marin Expert Test Kits, they test the following - pH, Alkalinity, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, and of those I would only use the Alkalinity and Nitrate, all the others are either not needed or not accurate. Ammonia and Nitrite you would probably only use once or twice and then they would just sit and expire.

    You would be much better off buying individual test kits that you know you are going to use, brands that I have used and would recommend are Salifert, Elos, Tropic Marin and Seachem.
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    +1 get individual test kits
     
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    thanks i will get individual kits
     
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    Go with Tropic Marin Expert Test kit like Viper said. Cheaper than buying TM kits individually, and tests the important stuff. The kit will set you back a good R700 though... Exotic has some...
     
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