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Fish Newbie
10-08-2007, 12:34 PM
Which kit do most of you use? I have a cheap one from Walmart and it doesn't test levels high enough for the malawi.


10-08-2007, 12:45 PM
API makes a kit that tests for ammonia,nitrate,nitrite, and high/low ph. i got mine at petsmart but have also seen it at other fishstores. i would also recommend getting a gh/kh test too.

Fish Newbie
10-08-2007, 01:19 PM
What is GH/KH? And what levels would the africans need?

10-08-2007, 03:45 PM
I can answer what it is, but I dont know about the levels.... I just have a general pH kit and test once weekly.

GH is General Hardness....and KH is Carbonate Hardness.....they help maintain a stable pH, you would use these tests to detect any rapid pH shifts, that would occur from low KH levels.

Oh and I use the API master kit. Like Sergo said, it has tests for Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate & pH (High & Low Range)

10-08-2007, 03:51 PM
gh and kh need to be high with africans like 10+