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This is a discussion on test kits within the Freshwater Aquarium Equipment forums, part of the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium category; --> hello, right now i have the live test kit that shows the PH and ammonia in the tank. http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2753390 what other kits should i ...

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Old 10-08-2007, 04:15 PM   #1
 
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test kits

hello,

right now i have the live test kit that shows the PH and ammonia in the tank.

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2753390

what other kits should i be buying.
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:40 PM   #2
 
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Well I don't know anything about the test you have but you NEED the following:
pH (have)
Ammonia (have)
NitrItes
NitrAtes

Very useful tests include:
GH
KH

Being I do not know how reliable your test kit isd, and just to be safe, test it a couple times and have your LFS test it just to be sure it is accurate. I calibrate most of my tests anyway, even the liquid regent test kits, so this really goes for any test kit.
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:52 PM   #3
 
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got it... so i am going to get a test kit for nitrites and nitrates...

i read a few articles about GH and KH i dont even want to go there, LOL.

thanks...
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:14 PM   #4
 
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any Suggestions of brands of test kits F4A :)?
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:23 PM   #5
 
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any Suggestions of brands of test kits F4A :)?
Sera and Aquarium Pharmaceuticals.
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:57 PM   #6
 
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Also Nutrafin is a good master kit if you want to get some extras to play with.

I have heard that the best phosphate test kit is Red Sea and is a lot easier to read and get accurate numbers.
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Old 10-09-2007, 07:57 PM   #7
 
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any experience with tetra test?
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