What test kits do you use?

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  1. Mekaeel

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    hey crew.what test kits do you guys use for all types of water parameters?
    in my case i use tropic marine for all tests!
     
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  3. palmerc

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    I use Hagen kits mostly, but do like the TM calcium test kit. A bit fiddly to use but I feel confident in the results.
     
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    yeah accuracy is there with tropic marine.its only the prices of the tests thats a killer
     
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    I use TM and SeaChem Kits. Find both accurate and fairly easy to use.
     
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    All TM kits, except for No3 as i dont test often so use hagen.
     
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    how is the accuracy of the hagen test kits?
     
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    Mekaeel i find them fine as a guide for some of the parameters, but where i feel i need more accurate readings i prefer TM.
     
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    I use Rod's test method.. weekly water changes and coral growth.. :whistling:
     
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    I use Tropic Marin for all water parameters.
     
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    same here .... the experts r gona kill us !!! :014:
     
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    I use TM as well. Just the ca and the mg test drives me insane.
     
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    I also use the TM for everything...I just got a MG so gonna find out how it works...the CA is the best as I do not have to guess the color on the darn chart
     
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    tropic marine rocks!ive used everything other than the mg
     
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    TM for me. Hagen PO4 tests I am allergic to but can't speak for others.
     
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    I use hagen,don't even test calcuim as i don't have any corals and is dam difficult to test...
     

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