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Old 01/10/2008, 06:36 AM
HerbieK HerbieK is offline
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Who's Using What Test Kit

Let me start:

Ca: Salifert
ALK: LaMotte
Mg: Salifert
Nitrate: Salifert
PO4: Salifert
PH: Milwaukee Meter/Controller

I tried the LaMotte Ca kit, but it has to be diluted with distilled H2o and was not easy to read.

Salifert PO4 and Nitrate kit seem to always read zero in my tank. I know I have heard that these two kits readings are suspect.

What do you use???
Old 01/10/2008, 08:53 AM
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Ca - sali
dkh - sali and LaMotte (soon to get elos)
Mg - sali (soon to get elos)
NO3- dont test, but have a sali
po4 - hanna
pH - ac3, milwuakee, and pinpoint controllers
and soon to look into a potassium reading (i dose K for a while w/ decent result, but stopped since i was doing so blindly)
Sept'06 TOTM
Old 01/10/2008, 05:16 PM
Blu50Stang Blu50Stang is offline
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I switched from Salifert to Elos
Old 01/10/2008, 05:45 PM
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salifert to elos for alk and mag
switched to my 90 =)
Old 01/10/2008, 05:53 PM
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Nitrate/Cal/Alk Lamotte
Mag Seachem
Ammonia/Nitrite IO
PO4 Hanna
Old 01/10/2008, 06:06 PM
PSam PSam is offline
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ca - LaMotte, Elos, Salifert
dkh - LaMotte, Elos, API
mg - Elos, Salifert, Seachem
no3- Salifert, Elos
po4 - DD Merck kit
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Old 01/10/2008, 06:14 PM
bundy13 bundy13 is offline
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Ca -api-seachem-salifert-tropicmarine-in that order
Mg - elos-salifert-tropicmarine-in that order
NO3- pinpoint-only real no3 test
po4 - hanna-
pH - pinpoint-hanna
Old 01/10/2008, 06:24 PM
s3aL s3aL is offline
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All salifert test kits.
58g oceanic (36x18x21)
36" Aquatinics 2x175w MH 2x39w T5
Deltec MCE600
3x Koralia 3's
Dual stage Ranco controller

Old 01/10/2008, 07:25 PM
Fraggle Rock2 Fraggle Rock2 is offline
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Ca: Salifert
ALK: Salifert
Mg: Elos
Nitrate: Salifert
PO4: Don't test
PH: Don't test usually (don't run a Ca reactor or drip Kalk), but have a Seachem kit and a penPH meter

I also have Ca, Alk, Nitrate, Ammonia kits by Seachem.

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