Brackish water testing
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Brackish water testing

Brackish water testing

This is a discussion on Brackish water testing within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> I'm setting up my first brackish aquarium, and am wondering, do I use fresh or saltwater tests? I've got an ammonia test kit for ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Kribensis
Kribensis
Black Ruby Barb
Black Ruby Barb
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Brackish water testing
Old 08-05-2008, 06:09 PM   #1
 
okiemavis's Avatar
 
Brackish water testing

I'm setting up my first brackish aquarium, and am wondering, do I use fresh or saltwater tests? I've got an ammonia test kit for both fresh and saltwater, so I assume that will work, but what should I use for the others?
okiemavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2008, 06:12 PM   #2
 
Pasfur's Avatar
 
I would use saltwater test kits, or Aquarium Pharmaceuticals makes a kit which is accurate for both.
Pasfur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2008, 06:29 PM   #3
 
okiemavis's Avatar
 
Hmm, I'm using the API master test kit- but it's labeled for freshwater. And all the color cards also say "freshwater" on them. I've also got a separate API ammonia test and that came with two different cards for fresh and salt, so which one would I refer to? I'd assume that all the other tests work that way too?

I've also got the Seachem ammonia test kit which is the one I use- it's unaffected by fresh/salt. I'd rather not buy all Seachem tests though, cuz they're pricey!
okiemavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2008, 06:50 PM   #4
 
Pasfur's Avatar
 
What is your salinity? This is interesting. I think you may have to contact the manufacturer to get an accurate answer.
Pasfur is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water Testing Night Foxx Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 8 11-19-2009 06:58 PM
Brackish Water robind Water Chemistry 3 02-17-2009 05:16 PM
Tap water testing Busgod Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 3 03-07-2008 09:26 PM
water testing trreherd Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 11 09-18-2006 02:07 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:10 AM.