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Old 11-18-2007, 04:48 PM   #1
 
Ammonia Monitor

Does anyone use one of these? I purchased one this weekend. And was wondering if anyone liked them.
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:41 PM   #2
 
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As far as I know they're very inaccurate. They are as reliable as test strips. Best thing to do to keep ammonia down is to keep up the partial water changes and get a liquid test and test weekly or fortnightly.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:29 PM   #3
 
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Never used one, but I agree it seems the general concensus here is that they are not accurate. Get a liquid test kit, and do a water change if ammonia is noticed. I am a huge fan of BioSpira-ammonia gone overnight with no chemicals... but's that's just me. I only use it if necessary, like when adding new fish or starting a new tank.
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:54 AM   #4
 
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They use the same technology as test strips do iirc, this is how they monitor on the fly without any human interference.

I wouldn't rely on it tbh. Just out of curiosity, why do you need it? If your tank is cycled you shouldn't even be seeing any spikes out of the blue . . . unless a fish dies but you'd know about that and counter the inevitable spike anyways.
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