Best test kits?

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  1. ctreefer

    ctreefer Member

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    Hi, been out of commish for awhile. What's everyone using for test kits now for reefs? Looking primarily for Ca, Mg, Alk and No3/PO4

    thanks!
     
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    N03 - Red Sea ( this kit has two methods, low range and high range which is awesome. If N03 0-4 use low range, if 4+ use high range method)
    P04 - Hanna
    KH - Hanna (this one is a must have imo)
    Mag - Salifert
    CA - API
     
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    I just got a Hanna for DKH as a lot of the titration tests I cannot tell the alk endpoint.
    I use a salifert for nitrate as it has a reasonable color change
    red sea for cal and mag
    Hanna for Po4. however mine is not the ULR model. just phosphate so its rare it ever measures anything at all.
     
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    Bubbabobobbrain Active Member CTARS Member

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    I’m a Red Sea test kit kinda guy myself. IMO they are the best
     
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    I like Red Sea more than salifert, but I prefer Hanna for phosphate and Alk.
     
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    Hanna for alkalinity and phosphorus, salifert for Ca, Mag and nitrate.
     
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    Blitzie Active Member CTARS Member

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    Hanna for Alk (I occasionally double check with Salifert)
    Red Sea for Calcium
    Salifert for Mag, Nitrate, Potassium
     
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    domination2580 Reef-a-nator

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    Aquaforest is my to go. Even comes with a checking solution tip test the test kit...
     
  9. ctreefer

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    Thanks everyone. It seems pretty unanimous on Hanna for PO4 and Alk.
    I'll do some digging on any sales on Red Sea or Salifert. That will likely make my decision for the remaining kits.
     
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