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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-07-2008, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Which phosphate test kit do you use?

Apologizing in advance if this topic has been beaten to death already... yes, I did a search, and also read all of the suggested posts when I typed in the title of this thread, but still was not satisfied with the results.

I would like to know which phosphate test kit you have used and found to be reliable and accurate?

We purchased the API phosphate test kit. Well that was a mistake to say the least. I found the readings from both aquariums to be darker than even the highest reading on the card, so I tested the tap water. That showed less than what was in the aquariums, but still high. I tested distilled water and still got a reading of 2.0.

I cannot afford 60something dollars for the LaMotte Phosphate kit so that is not an option. Any other less expensive (say under $20) kits that will give me an accurate reading?
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No one tests their phosphates?
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Try the seachem one, I find it to be pretty reilable and easy to read


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Thanks for the suggestion!
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