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Old 02-27-2013, 09:21 PM   #21
 
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just proves a fact that many bash the strips but dont really know why and make false assumptions. but everyone is entitled to their own methods. i still say they are both equal and its more of a conveiance to use the strips then it is to use the drops
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:17 PM   #22
 
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I believe Seachem does not make test strips. If thats correct, then there's a good reason they don't.
Just because a company does not make something does not mean that there is something wrong with a product line. It costs tons of money to manufacture and market a product. If your return on investment is not good why waste the time and effort.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:02 AM   #23
 
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With the fish keeping hobby, I went from no testing to the API Master Kit based on information here on the site. I do have experience with drops and strips with swimming pool water. I started with a nice drop test kit provided with the pool package. Everyone remarked how crystal clear the pool water was. Later on, I switched to strips because it was faster and easier. The pool went south quickly and it was a real pain to get it back to where it was. It is possible that, since I got lazy with the testing, I got lazy with the maintenance...don't really remember but, it's something I wonder about. Again, no scientific evidence here; however, it is real life experience and I think there is a closer relationship than some might believe.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:12 AM   #24
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just proves a fact that many bash the strips but dont really know why and make false assumptions. but everyone is entitled to their own methods. i still say they are both equal and its more of a conveiance to use the strips then it is to use the drops
I don't think anyone is really trying to make you use drops. If you would rather use strips, use strips. As long as they work for you the whole argument is moot.

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Old 02-28-2013, 06:15 AM   #25
 
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just proves a fact that many bash the strips but dont really know why and make false assumptions. but everyone is entitled to their own methods. i still say they are both equal and its more of a conveiance to use the strips then it is to use the drops
Have you performed any test's? to validify that the strip's are just as accurate as liquid reagent's across all types of water(ie) pH,fresh,salt,?
What were control's,types,brand's of test kit's used?
This is how to find out for certain.Otherwise,,what makes one opinion ,,, can readily be debated ,pondered,till the cow's come home.
Try,do,then speak. For me,,, my tank's,my water, Ill stick with the liquid regeant's although you can cut the strip's in half and double the number of test's .
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:26 PM   #26
 
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Worth a watch since we are on the subject.

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Old 02-28-2013, 04:52 PM   #27
 
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When using drop tests the user should be aware of the level of accuracy which simply can be expressed as 100 divided by the number of drope required to reach the end point colour change. This can be varied by sample volume changes and should be between 10 and 30 drops giving an accuracy range of between 3 (100 divided by 30) to 10% (100 divided by 10). The number of drops will be multiplied by a factor matched to the sample volume. The accuracy can be doubled merely be deducting the factor X 0.5 from the final result.Thus if the factor was 10 and the test required 10 drops, the accurate result would be 10 X 10 - (0.5 X 10)= 95
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found this with a google search. also thought at work today about drug tests. every work related drug test ive done has been a p in the cup deal, which is pretty much the same thing as a test strip for ur aquarium. then its sent to a lab of course and confirmed but never seen anything about a liquid test for a drug test wonder if theres a reason behind it?
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:55 PM   #28
 
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I don't think anyone is really trying to make you use drops. If you would rather use strips, use strips. As long as they work for you the whole argument is moot.

Jeff.
im not implying anyone is making me use anything, just a little frusterated that the only argument thats ive pretty much seen is that "they arent as accuracte" and only reason ive heard they arent as accurate is contamination wihich you can also get in the liquid and jsut as easily. i tried to make a conclusion on like page 2 somewhere and it was argued again that they wernt as accurate back by some hearsay or contamination or perception of color chart etc etc
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:33 PM   #29
 
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When using drop tests the user should be aware of the level of accuracy which simply can be expressed as 100 divided by the number of drope required to reach the end point colour change. This can be varied by sample volume changes and should be between 10 and 30 drops giving an accuracy range of between 3 (100 divided by 30) to 10% (100 divided by 10). The number of drops will be multiplied by a factor matched to the sample volume. The accuracy can be doubled merely be deducting the factor X 0.5 from the final result.Thus if the factor was 10 and the test required 10 drops, the accurate result would be 10 X 10 - (0.5 X 10)= 95
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found this with a google search. also thought at work today about drug tests. every work related drug test ive done has been a p in the cup deal, which is pretty much the same thing as a test strip for ur aquarium. then its sent to a lab of course and confirmed but never seen anything about a liquid test for a drug test wonder if theres a reason behind it?
When you copy and paste, it's best to provide a link or put it in quotes and cite the source, otherwise it's plagiarism. Google is not a source. Just sayin
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:54 PM   #30
 
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When you copy and paste, it's best to provide a link or put it in quotes and cite the source, otherwise it's plagiarism. Google is not a source. Just sayin
never said it was my work or that i said it, next time you try and troll my posts make sure you have it right. saying google is not a source is your own opinion just sayin

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