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test kits

  1. excellensephotos

    Red Sea Alk Test Kit

    When the syringe reads 0.3ml on the Alk Test kit from Red Sea what is the value? I get confused when reading it backwards if anyone can help that would be great thanks a bunch. Maybe a photo with some pointers on it also to help others out if they need to learn to read it also.
  2. Fishbro

    Utah Miscellaneous Uv sterilizer, test kits, pump, light, etc

    Have a bunch of assorted dry goods I’m looking to sell. Coral life uv sterilizer might need new bulb: $65 Refractometer: $10 Hydrometer: free if you buy Refractometer MaxFlow SWP-480 barely used comes in new wrapping with everything: $15 Black Box Led with electronic display and remote: $60...
  3. S

    Testing help

    How come I test calcium using API and get 390 and then when i tested calcium with Hanna Tester it says 550? I’ve read the manual a million times and watched videos on how to use the Hannah tester so I’m confident I’m using it correctly. Any help/ideas?
  4. BighohoReef

    What test kit brand are you using?

    Hi R2R Community! My FIRST POLL! Some quick background: I’m a numbers and data guy so I love it when people post polls and give feedback. I can’t tell you how many purchases in this hobby because of that. This morning while testing nitrates I was having trouble finding the right color to match...
  5. LxHowler

    Help with red sea nitrate test

    So I have been using a API nitrate test since I first started my tank, it has seemed pretty reliable but it has just run out so I thought id try the red sea pro test, bought the kit with phosphate aswell. The issue I'm having is that the API test was saying my nitrates are at 10 but I've just...
  6. Darsh

    Aquaforest vs Salifert phosphate tests

    Hi everyone, I'm sure this has been answered numerous times but I can't find a comparison thread with these 2 specific tests. Hanna is out of my price range before you ask ;) I see that a lot of people get zero readings on their Salifert kits, hopefully that means their actual levels are close...
  7. esther

    Testing, Testing . . . 1 2 3

    OK, so it's water test day... Wondering what you all make of these numbers (keep in mind we did all tests twice, just to be sure). My biggest issue is Alkalinity. We're going to retest today after we recalibrate our KH Director to see if it ends up closer to our Hanna tester. Which ones do we...
  8. AquariumSpecialty

    Reef Kinetics ReefBots & Accessories in Stock

    The ReefBots have become a very popular item and we are pleased to announce that we are now stocking them in our warehouse. Same day shipping available if you order before 3:30 PM on all in-stock items. https://www.aquariumspecialty.com/shop-by-brand/reef-kinetics.html
  9. nickkohrn

    Trident Owners - Do You Still Test Manually?

    Question: If you own a Trident, do you still perform manual tests with the test kits that you used prior to acquiring a Trident, such as Salifert, Hanna, Red Sea, et al. Why do you, or do you not, perform manual tests? I tried searching for threads that involve discussions about whether Trident...
  10. JaaxReef

    Minnesota Red Sea E170 for Sale (no light) local pickup in MN

    I’m moving soon and need to shut down my tank as we are building a house and will need to rent for a few months. Trying to sell everything locally only, so if you’re interested and in the Minneapolis, MN area, feel free to PM. I’m in Savage, MN for you locals. The tank is in great shape and...
  11. Jeremy Chatham

    My New ReefBot cannot test 8 things. Only 4.

    So I just received my new reefbot. I am surprised to report that it cannot test 8 different things as one setup. I am able to test Alk. Calcium. Mag. And phosphates. So even though there are 8 vials in the machine some test kits require multiple reagents for a single test. I guess I will need...
  12. Evan28395950

    Good Test Kits?

    Finally about to place my order for some decent test kits. I would use these along with the api test kit (ammonia, ph, nitrate, nitrite). Just wondering if this should be Enough for a tank with mostly lps/soft, looking to move into sps more soon.
  13. Diznaster

    3D printed test kit organizer. (Submit your kit dimensions an I'll try make it also)

    I'm working on designing an organizer tray for my test kits. Tired of them in boxes. I plan to make them as modular blocks that can be joined together. So it can be customized to anyone's specific kits. Part of it will be a vial drying rack also. I have most Red Sea Pro kits...
  14. LilElroyJetson

    How Many Test Kits Do You Have?

    I know...I have a problem. I was organizing my supply cabinet and realized I have clearly accumulated more test kits than should ever be necessary. BUT it has been helpful having everything I need at arms reach, and the ease of use of these kits has caused me to test consistently, which I’m...
  15. AWIL57

    WTS Fluval Mini Master Test Kit and other maintenance/testing supplies

    Hello all, I won a Fluval Mini Master Test Kit and have no need for it. They sell between $30-$35, I'm asking $25. These test kits are all pretty old but they read close enough to my salifert/API test kits for quick testing. $25 for the whole lot plus the pH stabilizer and salinity meter...
  16. J

    Api vs Salifert test kits

    so i have been using Api for years now and have heard theyre like bottomline. I technically didnt do water changes on my tank for 3 months(i did but only twice) cause i ran out of salt and didnt buy a new bucket cause i was thinking of switching salts idk why it took me so long. But well yea ive...
  17. SilverCityReef

    I Have Questions...

    Ok guys, so I'm sure some of you have seen that I post a lot but this is the first time I'm putting a solid effort into finally setting up my reef tank and I'm trying to do everything right. I have been watching a ton of videos and trying to learn as much as I can but there's a lot of...
  18. DeepBlueSomething

    Side by Side - Calcium with API and Red Sea Foundation

    As my tank is maturing so are my methods -- and I wanted to share the first of my side by side. Like many out there, I started with the reasonably priced and easily available API Test Kits and have relied on them for the first months of my tanks existence with good results to date - fish alive...
  19. nautical_nathaniel

    Looking to Upgrade My Testing Supplies - Need Recommendations

    I would like to upgrade from the API tests I have now to something a little more accurate and trustworthy among fellow hobbyists. Currently I'm looking at this Salifert kit. Is there another site out there that has it priced cheaper? I know I need pH, Ammonia/Ammonium, Nitrate, Calcium...
  20. filbie70

    Shelf life on API test kits?

    Does anyone know the shelf life on test kits? I did a test yesterday with an API and it turned blue as soon as I added the second reagent. I measured about a 2.0. I checked again tonight and the same result. I pulled out my Hanna checker and received a 0.00. I’d love to go with the Hanna...
  21. Renelope

    Testing Help!

    Hello, I'm really new to the SW aquarium world and I've got a question to ask everyone... I'm looking to have a reef tank and I am wondering about test kits... I've got the API master kit currently - but I know that I will also need to purchase a few more tests to get things going, Alkalinity...
  22. Hanna Instruments

    Checker Cuvettes and Caps New Part Code HI731315

    Hello all, We created a new part code for our Checker cuvettes and caps at a great price point. We now sell a complete set of two cuvettes with caps for only $8.00 http://hannainst.com/hi731315-glass-cuvettes-and-caps-for-checker-hc-colorimeters.html The part code for Glass Cuvettes and...
  23. Steven91

    Test Kits

    Hello fellow reefers, I got my tank cycling and currently really excited to start stocking it though I need some help. I need to get a new test kit for it. I know I need to test Nitrates, Cal, Alk, and idk what else to test though I would take suggestions. I do not want to spend a ton of...
  24. cwb_reeftank

    Nitrate or Phosphate?

    should I get a good nitrate test kit or a good phosphate test kit first? I would like to get both but I can only get one for right now.
  25. jameswetton2895

    Full Red Sea Reef Care Range

    Hi, I have used lots of the red sea products in the past and been really happy with the results. When I recently set up my reefer 525xl in September I decided to use ATM hot salt but all other product shave been red sea and I am now transitioning to full red sea programme. The products I am...