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  1. #1

    Default Freshwater Testing Kit


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    I was just wondering if anybody had used the API Freshwater Test Kit before and if it is any good?
    Thanks,
    buddytrooper
    10 Gallon Tank: 8 corydoras harbrosus, 10 ember tetras

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    It's a pretty standard kit, tons of folks use them including myself. Easy to use and seems to be accurate (lol, not that I have the means to disprove it).
    When in d0ubt read it until it makes sense, then read it again!

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    I think you will find that most on this forum highly recommend the API test kits. I use one and have never had it fail on my. Just remember to shake shake shake the one bottle. I forget right now which one it is, either nitrate or nitrite.
    Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without

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    It's a good test kit to go with. If you buy it in person, take a look at the manufacturer date on it, try not to get one that is too old as the bottles have a limited shelf life.

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    Thumbs up Yes, Shake the TrAtes like they owe you money! Specifically #2 but shake both.


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    +1 My kit of choice.

    Buy it from Amazon and it's about $20 which is likely a steal compared to your LFS price.
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    Mine seem to work well. Test strips are the ones to look out for. Real easy to get false readings.

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    The master test kit does the trick for most people, all that is needed are the KH&GH testing kits.

    +1 to Amazon, $18 right now.
    http://www.amazon.com/API-Freshwater...aster+test+kit

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    Thanks for the info guys. You say that $18 is a steal though, they are selling it for $12 at my LFS! :D
    ~buddytrooper
    10 Gallon Tank: 8 corydoras harbrosus, 10 ember tetras

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    That's a really good deal, make sure to check the expiration date tho, that's vital.

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