Ha! That sounds a lot like my transition to Sera a long time ago. Started with my reef rigs when I could no longer rely on API, Seachem and the other 'cheap' ones. And Salifert is just too spendy.
I was initially lured in by the large test tubes but stuck with them because they just work. A few screwball readings from cheap kits will really burn you (really, my pH is 6.5 in a reef with 200lbs of aragonite? I'm so sure, API, heh).
The GH/KH kits are my absolute favorite and are maybe the easiest to read hardness kits I've ever used.
hedge_fund: After I realized Sera kits actually gave reliable readings (calibration aside) - and figured out how much goes into testing for things like Nitrate - I've been unable to use anything like API.
Betting you're feeling the same after a few tests.
My API kit kept saying that I have zero nitrates. I was scratching my head a bit and decided to put a smidgen of pure KNO3 into the test tube. Still no reading lol. This is what prompted me to go back to Sera.
I need the phosphate kit as well....do you know next time that you're getting the Sera shipment? I'm going to send a ton of people here so they buy out all your kits and you are forced to reorder.
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Haha, I dare you to! I'll get the phosphate kits next time I order. Honestly, it's probably going to be at least another month before I order again, but I'll be increasing my stock levels on them and getting a few more different tests. I'll probably get a couple of the "master test kit box type things" as well.
Just wanted to let you guys know that I can order Sera products now (excluding soils of course). They have an IMMENSE catalog of stuff and I have no plans to stock the entire line, but if you're interested in anything they make, just let me know.
The company that makes BorneoWild, Gush and Mosura just started offering Sera products as well, so it's pretty easy for me to add something to my regular orders from them (I receive a shipment every 2 months or so).
So if you want some Sera stuff, let me know and I can get you a price and ETA, etc.
Are you only selling test kits? Sera makes a stick on food I like, but it's impossible to find local.
Well, I can get most anything they make, but wasn't planning on trying to stock much more than the test kits simply because they have soooooooo much stuff. But, I can special order it for you with my next order (2 months or so) if you'd like.Which food is it?
When will you receive your next shipment of Sera tests and kits?
They're already en route. So maybe another weeks or so. Depends on how long customs holds onto them. I wasn't able to really expand my Sera offering this time. Sales are, as usual for the holiday season, slow right now. So it was mostly just a restock of things I already carry.