BIG THREE: What Test Kits are you using for ALK, CAL, MAG in 2021?

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Do you choose a test kit brand and stick with it or are you willing to change?

  • Stick with it

    Votes: 138 31.9%
  • Willing to change

    Votes: 283 65.4%
  • Other (please explain in the thread)

    Votes: 12 2.8%

  • Total voters
    433

Alan Webb

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alkalinity Hanna
calcium salifert
magnesium. salifert

been used for last 5 years and proved reliable
 

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Went through 7 pages and nobody has listed Fauna Marin Aquahome tests. I used to use 2 different API kits to cover all the bases but was advised to change to Fauna Marin for greater accuracy and did so. Haven't got enough experience to say if one is better but Fauna takes more time and does appear more 'lab' grade. Use it for:
NH2
NH3
PO4
KH
Ca
Mg

However, waiting for my backordered GHL KH and Ion directors for KH and Ca/Mg.
Anybody got experience in Fauna Marin tests or GHL testers/dozers?
 

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Alkalinity, Calcium and Magnesium I been using salifert, but I see a lot using Hanna for Alk...might try that.
 

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Salifert for Alk, Mag & CA. For the other 2 very important tests, Red Sea Pro for Nitrate, Hanna ultra low range phosphorous meter for phosphate.
 

Scuba Mike

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Hanna ALK, fast and way way accurate. Can be done in less than a minute.
Salifert for CA MG, fast, easy, uncomplicated and accurate.
Can be done in less than 2 minutes.

The Hanna CA checker required quite a few steps.
 
BRS

Do you use any type of LIQUID additives, supplements, foods, medicine etc. for you reef aquarium?

  • Yes LIQUID

    Votes: 326 89.3%
  • NO

    Votes: 30 8.2%
  • Yes but not a LIQUID

    Votes: 6 1.6%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 3 0.8%

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