01-01-2005, 09:48 AM
Join Date: Dec 2004
Originally Posted by Piscesgirl
Anyone use Lamotte?
Nope. I threw mine away. I use the $7 Aquarium Pharmaceuticals (AP) test kits for PO4 and NO3. Perfectly suited for our needs, cheaper, faster, safer. You might have to online order the PO4 kit, but if enough of us ask for it I'm sure the bigbox pet stores would carry it.
BTW, when I had a LaMotte NO3 kit and compared results to the AP, they both reported essentially the same result. Sure, the LaMotte said something like 7.5 while the AP said 'between 5 and 10', but for what we are doing it's the same result. And if I remember correctly, you have to multiply the result of the LaMotte NO3 comparitor by 4.4, so if the color is between colors of the comparator, it's a guess anyway.
Hach and LaMotte? A pox on both their houses, in a friendly 'we don't need you' way.