Thread: API test kit...
06-27-2008, 12:00 PM #1
API test kit...
Is there any reason why an API freshwater test kit would not work on a saltwater set up? They both test for the same things and the freshwater has a high range ph test with it? Just not sure if I should go spend more money on another test kit if it's not worth it.
06-27-2008, 12:14 PM #2
Usually the API test kits work on both sides. They will have a card for FW and a card for SW.
06-27-2008, 12:19 PM #3Originally Posted by NickFishangelcakes (penny)
"The big fish eats the small one."
-- Sephardic saying
06-27-2008, 12:46 PM #4
I have the master test kit for freshwater and it only has 1 set of cards. Perhaps it's for both and I just never noticed? I just can't seem to find a difference in any of the tests.
06-27-2008, 12:48 PM #5
edited......they sell kits for Freshwater, saltwater and reef. To my knowledge, they don't all test the same.
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 06-27-2008 at 12:53 PM.
06-27-2008, 12:52 PM #6
06-27-2008, 01:02 PM #7
Thanks. I already plan to purchase the reef kit today. But when viewing the fresh and salt master kits they both contain the same tests. This is where I'm confused. I can't see why I wouldn't be able to use my fw kit on a sw tank. I tried to call them but got no answer. I don't wanna spend the $$$ on a sw kit if I don't have to as I already have the fw.
06-27-2008, 01:04 PM #8Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
06-27-2008, 01:04 PM #9
06-27-2008, 01:41 PM #10
Either way, I don't think your wasting money on buying the master reef test kit.
There are tons of other things to test in reefs that you would never even condsider in FW, and it is good to know what your levels are.