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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-18-2005, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Good test kits for us poor folks?

what kh and phos test kits are fairly accurate and in the cheaper price range?
I have used tetra and hagen (various parameters) tests in the past and always assumed they were accurate. now i have read so much about how inaccurate many test kits are. any help would be great.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-19-2005, 02:40 AM
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Aquarium Pharm master kit

I use the AP kit for most stuff and Hagen for phosphate, but truthfully, I haven't tested for phosphate in a long, long time. I know what I add at dosing and the tank never did run above that when I was testing, it always ran low, so I don't test anymore.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-20-2005, 11:19 PM
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I have Hagen test kits but the shades are kind of hard to read and get used to.
I'm not sure how Kent compares, but I may give it a shot if there's a next time.


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For Kh, I like Aquarium Pharm's kit. (and pretty much AP for all other tests except phosphate)
For phosphate, I only use SeaChem.
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