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Question Low-Tech Tests

Okay, so I found this article* and it tells me that for a low-tech, low-light tank to dose with Kno3 and Kh2Po4. Now, I have the doseage and blah blah, but what should I be testing for Specifically besides the basic:Ammonia, Nitrates/trites, Hardness, PH, etc.

Is there a test kit that has everything for the planted aquarist? You know, like the Marine kits, and Freshwater Kits?

* http://www.sudeepmandal.com/hobbies/...ed-tank-guide/
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if your tank is low tech, i wouldn't worry too much about the testing aspect. but... if your just interested in in seeing what your parameters actually are, i'd just pick up an api freshwater master kit(ph high/low, nitrate, nitrite and ammonia) + the gh/kh kit.

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if your tank is low tech, i wouldn't worry too much about the testing aspect. but... if your just interested in in seeing what your parameters actually are, i'd just pick up an api freshwater master kit(ph high/low, nitrate, nitrite and ammonia) + the gh/kh kit.
This is what I test when starting a new tank
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