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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-03-2009, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Question Water Test Kit - Tetra Laborett any good?

Is this a decent test kit and price?


Tetra Laborett $15.99

I've never tested my water before, but apparently I'm curious enough to pay $16.

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What do you want to test, and why? The thing I have found most valuable out of that kit is the syringe, but just for filling my drop checker.

Out of that test kit, I have found the hardness test the most useful, and have used it many times.

If you are on a budget, and want all the test capabilities described, it is adequate and a good price. I think I paid 25 or 30 for it.

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I want to test pH, KH, GH, NO2, NH3, NH4, so basically the full capabilities of the kit. I'd like to know what my values are in all 3 of my tanks and my tap water because I'd like to keep cherry shrimp or green shrimp. The master plan being to end up keeping something more spectacular like yellow striped (yellow cheeked) Sulawesi shrimp if all goes well over the next 3+ months.

I'm on a budget only in the sense that I don't want to throw money at something I'm probably not going to use more than 30ish times before it becomes untrustworthy with age in a year.

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i have that test kit. works great

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It is a fine test kit, but I found the pH hard to read. I think this is a common complaint.

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for some reason tetra is a bit expensive on the test kits.You will find the syringe very useful and the kh/gh tests are very easily read.
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