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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-16-2006, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
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Any thoughts on this test kit?

Hi All

I'm thinking about buying this Master Test Kit .... Any thoughts on it?

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IMHO it's a waste of money.

You are not normally going to be testing for ammonia or nitrite.

You don't need a "CO2" test or a chlorine test. Nor do you need an Iron test.

You NEED, pH, kH, gH.

That's really about it. If you want you can get nitrate and phosphate test kits. But buy individual kits.
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...You don't need a "CO2" test...
Wouldn't a CO2 test kit come in handy to make sure your CO2 system and/or reactor is working properly? I'm thinking about getting one because I'm not convinced my CO2 reactor is functioning properly....my co2 system seems to run all day and my PH controller is showing no difference in PH.
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http://www.csd.net/~cgadd/aqua/art_plant_co2chart.htm

CO2 test are a waste of time and money.


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Thanks for the info. I learn something new everyday on here.
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