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Is the master kit the best kit out there ? Have the 5 in 1 strips and I don’t like them difficult to decide what color they are .

I saw seachem has a ammonia and ph alert that sticks in to the inside of tank , is this a good idea?

Is there any good fresh water electronic parameter measuring devices ? Something that has an lcd and is of good quality and constantly measuring correctly ! Thank you !
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There are numerous electronic and wet chemisty test kits out there for aquarium/fish/reef/aquaculture out there.
Just spent some time perusing them.
A wet set:
https://www.forestry-suppliers.com/p...&itemnum=76320

Hach, LaMotte and a few others make spectrophtometric based meters as well ..
https://www.coleparmer.com/i/hach-dr...SABEgJIwPD_BwE
http://www.lamotte.com/en/water-wast...tion/1910.html


BUT.. most go way beyond ones comfort zone for spending..
Like the above LaMotte at $269.

Sadly there are no cheap overall kits using transparent "slides" as a visual comparison, which are way more ideal than using printed paper charts

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For pH, I would use a quality meter and calibrate it regularly.

https://www.hach.com/colorimeters/dr...Id=35547203827

New on eBay for $400-700.
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