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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.
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.
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.
Is this API? Some of their test kits can test both FW and SW.
yes it is.
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.:)
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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