Test Kits

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What are the most accurate test kits available?
Wanting to get the best I can!

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Rhys

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Hi,
Salifert are good, Red Sea are better or if your budget can stretch to it then get Hanna checkers. I wouldn't be without mine, however I started with red sea.

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Brilliant thank you! I'll check the prices and see what I can get!

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Reply #4

Loads of opinions on this out there. Here's a decent review (pinch of salt, as they are trying to sell stuff, but generally give out decent advice):

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Reply #5

Hannah without a doubt but expensive. Plus they are not the easiest or user friendly to use and to get consistent results from. They are that sensitive the slightest change in your preocedure can give large variants . But because they are digital it’s easy to read rather than a subjective colour change

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Reply #6

There is no test kit which is best at everything.  This is what I use after trying most of them over the years

phosphate, calcium, alkalinity - Hanna
Nitrate (high) - API
Nitrate (low) - Red Sea
pH - Salifert

That's all I use on a regular basis.

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