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Old 01-12-2009, 04:40 PM   #1
 
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Hey everyone.
Just curious, can you use a freshwater test kit for a saltwater tank as well?
I bought a kit for my freshwater tank and would like to know if it is going to give me the correct results for my saltwater tank as well.
Thanks!
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:29 PM   #2
 
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If your test kit package claims it can work for both FW and SW, then why not? Otherwise using the improper test kit may just give you inaccurate results.
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:35 PM   #3
 
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Well it says it is a FW kit. Im just not sure if it would be inaccurate or not? I did the tests, they seamed to look pretty accurate. It is a brand new tank and it is showing some small amounts of Ammonia and no Nitrites or Nitrates.
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:40 PM   #4
 
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Is this API? Some of their test kits can test both FW and SW.
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:42 PM   #5
 
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yes it is.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:01 PM   #6
 
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Ahh...It is certainly likely that it can accommodate the SW which is why your results as you say are seemingly accurate assuming of course the whole setup is already saltwater.:)
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:14 PM   #7
 
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yes. It is saltwater. Water has been in the tank about a week and I added a small piece of shrimp yesterday to start the cycle. I have live sand in there and should be getting live rock this week. I put the shrimp in there just to get the cycle started. Well thanks a lot for your knowledge on the test kit!
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