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Hi All:wave2:

When starting up a 1.2m tank at the beginning, which test kits should i be looking to buy in terms of what should i be testing first and which brand names.

Should i buy a kit to test for everything or is the some test that are only required later as the tank settles after say about 6 months

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Hi All:wave2:

When starting up a 1.2m tank at the beginning, which test kits should i be looking to buy in terms of what should i be testing first and which brand names.

Should i buy a kit to test for everything or is the some test that are only required later as the tank settles after say about 6 months

Thanks
I have heard Tropic Marin and Seachem are good, but you need to verify this with the Gurus
 

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Salifert are usually considered the very best amature test kits, but i don't know if they are available in SA
 
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I am sure Salifert is available, I would go with Mike's suggestion
 

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Seachem has a test kit called "Marine Basic".
It includes all the test kits u gonna need when starting out.
(pH & Alkalinity, Ammonia ,Nitrite & Nitrate)
It is a great test kit and gives accurate results .Easy to use as well.
Tropic marine would be my first choice but they don't do a complete test kit that includes all 5 basic test that I am aware of.
If money is not the problem get tropic marine ,but as explained they will have to be bought individually
 
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David TM have the Expert kit which includes all 5. ;)

The seachem is wicked but I have one complaint, why is the packaking so crap.

The TM has compartments for every syringe and container, where the seachem is all just chucked into a box and if you need to do only a pH test you have to take out 50 items :whistling:



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the TM, just forced it in the end :p, shouldnt have taken everything out the 1st time i opened the box
:lol::lol:

It comes with a loose diagram that shows where everything must slot in. Maybe fell out in your haste to play with the new toys :)
 

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David TM have the Expert kit which includes all 5. ;)

The seachem is wicked but I have one complaint, why is the packaking so crap.

The TM has compartments for every syringe and container, where the seachem is all just chucked into a box and if you need to do only a pH test you have to take out 50 items :whistling:



Tropic Marin

Very kool i never knew .Will speak to my LFS about it.
Only seen the multi and single test kits of TM.
But the magic question is: price comparison
 

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