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Old 10-17-2010, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, so i have the common one you buy at any petstore...i had it for a little while and the caps got lost and so i don't know if they are good anymore...i tested the ph today and the blue was off the chart!!! way too high....so i want to test everything else to try and determine what could be causing the issue: ph, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, and hardness (could you suggest anything else?) thank you guys/gals!!
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well, i ended up buying api ph, nitrate, nitrite, and gh/kh. tested and the results are with thttps://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/el-natural/74009-african-american-set-up.htmlhe tank thread here:
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I used to have a sera test kit with all types of tests. You can find it on ebay. Its ok but still takes time to carry out the measurements (sampling, mixing the sample with chemicals sometimes up to three different ones per test). Once you are done it turnes out that it is hard to read the scale (this is with most type of simple testkits). Anyway the one i liked the best is eSHa AQUA QUICK TEST http://www.eshalabs.com/testing.htm. In one dip and in under one minute it will get you the readings on pH, Nitrite, Nitrate, KH and GH. I found it fairly accurate. I use these strips for the occasional quick check alongside the use of professional photometers.
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i use api and find the results are good.
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thank you guys! =D
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