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Salifert nitrate test

Going to try the salifert nitrate test, but looking around I can't tell if it is for fresh or salt water.

https://www.aquacave.com/salifert-nitrate-test-kit.html

This is the test I am thinking about picking up.

Anyone know if this is a fresh or salt water test?
There is a picture of coral on it, so it makes you wonder.
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Going to try the salifert nitrate test, but looking around I can't tell if it is for fresh or salt water.

https://www.aquacave.com/salifert-nitrate-test-kit.html

This is the test I am thinking about picking up.

Anyone know if this is a fresh or salt water test?
There is a picture of coral on it, so it makes you wonder.
It will work in either and it is the best NO3 test kit ...IMO.
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Thanks for the info.
I was going to hold off to order a new nitrate test until my API ran out.
But I tried to test nitrate this morning with the API, and I really couldn't figure out what it was.
So I figured time to try the Salifert.
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The biggest difference between Salifest and API is the second reagent is powder, not liquid, so it is more consistent without the need for vigorous shaking. Don’t wait till the end but trash the API. The end of the API bottle is so inconsistent that it gives grossly inaccurate results.
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