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Old 03-10-2011, 10:27 PM   #1
 
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Which API test kit ?

I have a complete API test kit for saltwater, would that be ok to use for my molly/platy tank since i add 2 tsp of salt in every 5 gallons of water ? Will it read accurately or will i need to buy a freshwater kit ?
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:54 AM   #2
 
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[quote=stevenjohn21;615157]I have a complete API test kit for saltwater, would that be ok to use for my molly/platy tank since i add 2 tsp of salt in every 5 gallons of water ? Will it read accurately or will i need to buy a freshwater kit ?[/quote

Would use freshwater kit for no more salt than you are adding.
With that said,,if the tank has cycled, and tank is not overstocked,I would not worry bout testing the water but would stay up on weekly water changes.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:20 AM   #3
 
I'd get the freshwater kit. Platys and mollies are freshwater fish, despite small amounts of salt in the tank. In my opinion, having a test kit is invaluable, even with a stable, well-established tank. You never know when something might happen and you'd need to test your water.
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