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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-26-2007, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Recommendations for kh/gh test

What brand would you recommend? I'm on a budget.

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The AP kits will do, for 8 or $10 at a LFS, use it a few different ways, test tap, then tank then some distilled from the grocery, it won't be exact, but will tell you what you need to know.

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Hi Fishscale

I like LaMotte's Alkalinity test kit for KH. Hagen's KH and GH test kit's are OK and I use them most often. I like AP's KH test kit. It's easy to work with. AP's GH test kit is hard for me to see the color change. I don't like it.

If I had to recommend one, it would be the Hagen GH and KH test kit. It measures in ppm and not degrees like AP's. The color change is very easy to work with.

Here's LaMotte's Alkalinity test kit:

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