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Age of Aquariums 07-06-2009 06:15 PM

Red Sea Test Labs Master Reef Lab
I am in need of a good test kit suitable for a reef tank, is the Red Sea Test Labs Master Reef Lab any good or do I need to look elsewhere? (Master test kit for reef aquariums: Red Sea Master Reef Lab at Doctors Foster and Smith)

Kellsindell 07-15-2009 08:36 AM

I've heard a lot of negative en regards to this test kit. I'd say to go with ATP or Salifer or something like that. The red sea is very unreliable.

onefish2fish 07-15-2009 11:45 AM

API and salifert is what i use personally. ive heard elos is of the same qaulity.

SKAustin 07-16-2009 11:12 AM

as an added aside, I would not count on getting all of the kits from one place (i.e. a master test kit) chances are, you will end up using different brands for different tests. Ive been using Aquarium Pharmiceuticals (API) for several years with no complaints. I have also used Sera and Salifert kits. Currently, I use the following:

Ammonia (API)
Nitrite (API)
Nitrate (API)
pH (API)
Calcium (API)
Alkalinity (API)
Phosphates (API)
Iron (Sera)
Magnesium (Salifert) I tried the Sera Mg kit, but was very dissatisfied with the results

SuperFishFan 07-30-2009 12:45 AM

I was just about to post a thread asking the same question lol. I'm gonna look into the API Kit. I was gonna go Red Sea..glad I read this.

jwalker314 07-31-2009 03:36 PM

thanks for the info, this will certainly help me out

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