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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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Where do i get Water testing equipment?

I just got my ei dosing suplies from nilocg who was very helpful. And I have my 1/16tsp and have dosed for the first time with it now. Making moves lol.

But I would like to be able to test my gh and kh levels of my tank because I live in a swamp next to a lake and my water is super hard and high ph(8.6). Is there any specific test kit I need to buy or how should I go about that?

Right now the only testing I have is the api master test kit. And a drop checker. Is there any other testing supplies I should have for a planted tank?

Thanks jeff

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 04:34 AM
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The API is fine... you can find the specific gh/kh drop kits on amazon easy enough
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 04:35 AM
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I've always liked Lamotte for the GH and KH(Alkalinity)
Cost a tad more, but refills are about the same as cheapo kits.

I would suggest a decent pH meter, or pH pen and replace the probe often.

GH is not something you'll need to test, as long as you add Gh booster.

KH and pH= CO2.

So that's where your focus should be with all this light.

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