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12-03-2012 01:33 AM
maxtcee I just ordered this one it has all test in one and price isn't thatbad considering each test cost around 15-25$

http://www.amazon.com/Nutrafin-Maste.../dp/B0002568FO
01-08-2011 08:10 PM
sepehr
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Originally Posted by smackpixi View Post
There are, somewhere on the internet, posts and websites about calibrating your test kit. You create known acids, bases, amounts of nitrates, etc...and see how your test kit reacts to them. Then, even if it's off, you know how much it's off.
I see, it makes sense
01-08-2011 08:09 PM
sepehr
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There is actually a sticky in the Fertilizers and Water Parameters forum on this site by Hoppy. It shows you how to calibrate Phosphate and Nitrate test kits.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fe...-chemists.html
Im on it thanks
01-08-2011 08:08 PM
sepehr
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Originally Posted by Powchekny View Post
I like the API test kits as well. Not too expensive, and accurate enough for home aquarium use.

The only thing I dislike are the cheap glass test tubes they package with their kits. They're so thin and fragile that I have to assume they're intended to break and cause you to buy a new kit. (or at least another API test tube)

I've been using the plastic vials that came with my Tetra Laborett test kit after my cat broke most of my API vials.

Tom
LOL, your cat probably gets too jealous coz youre spending too much time testing your tank's water parameters and not spending enough time with him. By the way is Tetra Laborett any good?
01-08-2011 06:46 PM
BradC
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Originally Posted by smackpixi View Post
There are, somewhere on the internet, posts and websites about calibrating your test kit. You create known acids, bases, amounts of nitrates, etc...and see how your test kit reacts to them. Then, even if it's off, you know how much it's off.
There is actually a sticky in the Fertilizers and Water Parameters forum on this site by Hoppy. It shows you how to calibrate Phosphate and Nitrate test kits.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fe...-chemists.html
01-08-2011 06:36 PM
smackpixi There are, somewhere on the internet, posts and websites about calibrating your test kit. You create known acids, bases, amounts of nitrates, etc...and see how your test kit reacts to them. Then, even if it's off, you know how much it's off.
01-07-2011 11:22 PM
Darkblade48 As mentioned, the API test kits work fine for our hobby-related purposes.

If you want to "upscale" end test kits, LaMotte is the way to go (but they are pricey).
01-07-2011 09:45 PM
Powchekny I like the API test kits as well. Not too expensive, and accurate enough for home aquarium use.

The only thing I dislike are the cheap glass test tubes they package with their kits. They're so thin and fragile that I have to assume they're intended to break and cause you to buy a new kit. (or at least another API test tube)

I've been using the plastic vials that came with my Tetra Laborett test kit after my cat broke most of my API vials.

Tom
01-07-2011 09:13 PM
BradC api
01-07-2011 08:55 PM
sepehr
the best test kit?

I know there isn't a perfect test kit outhere but what's the most reliable one? I was using the Red Sea test kit called Fresh Lab Deluxe which included low & high PH range, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, GH, KH, Fe, CO2 and I bought the Phosphate test kit separately from the same brand. I'm afraid they're already outdated and LFS doesn't carry the Red Sea brand anymore so I'm looking for another test kit? Any suggestions?

TIA

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