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Old 02-14-2014, 04:53 PM   #1
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I recently got a t50 gallons ank with twi discus and three angel fish, as tropical fish I nerd to check out the tank frecuently, that is why I ask you to help me recomending me some good PH, Nitrate and Amoniac tester and also something to reduce their levels. Feel free to recomend me something American because I have an American friend who brings me everything for my tank.

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Old 02-14-2014, 05:42 PM   #2
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I recently got a t50 gallons ank with twi discus and three angel fish, as tropical fish I nerd to check out the tank frecuently, that is why I ask you to help me recomending me some good PH, Nitrate and Amoniac tester and also something to reduce their levels. Feel free to recomend me something American because I have an American friend who brings me everything for my tank.

Thanks!
Invest in a RO/DI unit depending on how hard your water is. Discus are vert sensitive fish demanding only the best water chemistry.
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:04 PM   #3
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The API Master Test kit is one of the most frequently recommended items. It is based on liquid reagents, carrying it on a plane might be a problem.

Dip stick tests are dry, and there would be no problem at all shipping or carrying them on a plane either in luggage or as carry on. There are 5-way and 6-way strips that test
Nitrite, Nitrate, GH, KH, pH and chlorine. There are separate tests for ammonia.

I find the best prices at pet/aquarium sites like Drs Foster and Smith or Big Als.
At one time I know Big Als would ship to Canada, I do not know about to Italy. But if your friend can get them to you that is not an issue.

Have you looked at what might be available in Germany? Somehow I think they may have a lot of good aquarium supplies.

What size is your tank? (liters and dimensions)

Discus and Angels are both fish that grow quite large, and a large tank is needed to keep them. 200 liters or so, perhaps a meter long, half a meter deep.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:07 AM   #4
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My tank is 200 litres aproximately, it is 1.2 x .30 x .50 meters
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