Thread: Freshwater Testing Kit
04-13-2013, 04:46 PM #1
Freshwater Testing Kit
I was just wondering if anybody had used the API Freshwater Test Kit before and if it is any good?
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04-13-2013, 04:52 PM #2
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!
04-13-2013, 04:54 PM #3Member Swordtails
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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
04-13-2013, 06:06 PM #4
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.
04-13-2013, 06:28 PM #5
Yes, Shake the TrAtes like they owe you money! Specifically #2 but shake both.
+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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04-15-2013, 12:50 AM #6
Mine seem to work well. Test strips are the ones to look out for. Real easy to get false readings.
04-15-2013, 12:54 AM #7
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.
04-15-2013, 11:41 PM #8
Thanks for the info guys. You say that $18 is a steal though, they are selling it for $12 at my LFS! :D
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04-16-2013, 01:03 AM #9