I'm getting back into the hobby after a lot of years, and am wondering what the best stuff is for testing these days.
I know I'm going to want to test for specific stuff.
I have a pH meter and a refractometer already. I'm thinking I'm not gonna bother with ammonia or nitrite if I don't have to. I understand the nitrogen cycle and am okay with taking a month to cycle, unless there have been some "oooh cool instacycle actually works now" developments.
I'm starting with a planted tank first, but will probably get brackish and reef tanks started possibly late this year.
Would appreciate y'all's thoughts: What's my best option here?
I'm seeing these Hanna eggs for a few things. Are they really as great as people make them sound?
Phosphate, in particular, is a question. The last place I lived in, we had phosphates in the tap water. I have no idea if that's true in this house. Do I start with a test kit? Go straight to an egg? Low? Ultra-Low?