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post #1 of 5 Old 11-29-2011, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Reef testing Kits??

I am looking to expand my FOWLR and start keeping a few anemones and soft corals.

I have been looking at reef testing kits online. I haves seen that some test for silicates, phosphates and iodine; while others test calcium, KH and phosphate; yet others test calcium, KH and magnesium. Obviously there other combinations as well. I would like to be able to test calcium and KH, but which other tests will be essential for me??? Are there any test kits that are recomended?
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-29-2011, 01:06 PM
Need to test for, CA, ALK, PHOSPPHATE, MAGNESIUM, PH, HARDNESS, and of course the usualls.
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-29-2011, 07:22 PM
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alk, cal, mag, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, ph at the minimum. a thermometer or two for temp and a refractometer for salinity ( check ebay )

API, salifert, elos are good brands. i want to also say its the new red sea max tests that i have also heard being decent but not sure if that was the brand and i havnt experienced using it myself.
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-30-2011, 06:40 AM
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-05-2012, 12:26 PM
if your tank is established i'd check ca, alk, mg. do your monthly 20% water change and you should be ok. i'd run phosphate remover and make sure your lights are good enough to keep those new animals. i used salifert tests. just my .02 cents

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