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[B]What test kit would you recommend and what should it include?[/B]

I will be starting setup on my 90 GAL low light (~1.8 WPG), sand substrate, lightly CO2'd by a sugar /yeast setup designed for tanks ~30 GAL.

My questions are:
What parameters should I be looking at, besides the typical 3 of the cycle. And what kit would you recommend?

Thanks to all.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-25-2005, 08:24 PM
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NO3 (AP kit, better LaMotte)
PO4 (Red Sea kit)
pH (AP kit, better electronic tester Milwaukee and such)

Those are the 3 that are really needed. For CO2 calculations, it would be good to know the kH of the water, so a kH test (AP) would be recommended. I am listing that extra because kH doesn't fluctuate that much, so once you know it you know it (unless your water provider changes sources and whatnot)

After a while of testing - dosing - testing - dosing you will find what your tank needs, and testing will be less frequent.


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