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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 04:20 PM
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I am new also to the shrimping set up... but what i have seen here and from reviewing a lot of information...

Stay away from the strips... They seem to be not as accurate as the drops (maybe something to do with age/drying out?)

API makes a nice Master test kit for about $25 which does pH, Nitrites, nitrates, and a couple other (it is a 5 in one)
Also, a TDS (total Dissolved Solids) meter (I just ordered one from amazon for about $8 for the Digital readout) Mind you, see what it measures as well... NaCl / Natural water ect... there was a good video on YouTube explaining what it is and what it does.

And then the GH Kh tester (again it runs under $10).
And of course a thermometer (the TDS tester often does temp as well)...

Also, there are several excellent websites you can check... just search for Freshwater Shrimp Guide 101

From South East Pennsylvania
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