• For a Limited Time the R2R Partner Membership is NOW OPEN! Get some cool swag and chances to win part of over $20,000 in prizes! Click here for more details

How Many Test Kits Do You Have?

How Many Test Kits Do You Have?


  • Total voters
    42

LilElroyJetson

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 21, 2015
Messages
768
Reaction score
1,108
Location
Scottsdale, AZ
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 happy about.

Are any of you as crazy as I am? (Clearly no judgement over here...I lined mine up to take a photo for you people. ;Hilarious)

BD244ABE-C87D-42BB-86DD-1C266C9A1802.jpeg
 
Last edited:
Corals.com

Jinko

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 21, 2018
Messages
128
Reaction score
139
Your pic seems about right, better to have them than to not.

I do plan to switch over to Hanna on pretty much everything eventually.
 
OP
LilElroyJetson

LilElroyJetson

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 21, 2015
Messages
768
Reaction score
1,108
Location
Scottsdale, AZ
Your pic seems about right, better to have them than to not.

I do plan to switch over to Hanna on pretty much everything eventually.
The Hanna checkers are great. Easier to read with higher accuracy and easier to use except for the calcium checker which uses two separate reagents and two different samples of water but I still prefer using it.
 
Aquarium Specialty - dry goods & marine livestock

NinnJinn

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 24, 2018
Messages
554
Reaction score
478
Location
Loogootee, Indiana
If Hanna instruments was able to come out with a tester for saltwater ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate I would be strictly Hanna.

Having to decipher Between Shades of a color drives me insane!
 

Gareth elliott

Read, Tinker, Fail, Learn
View Badges
Joined
May 7, 2017
Messages
5,439
Reaction score
6,823
Location
NJ
I wish the checkers were bluetooth, do a test log it for me [emoji23].

nitrogen tests are very much affected by salinity there is thread about using one of their checkers with nitrate regents and doing math.
 
OP
LilElroyJetson

LilElroyJetson

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 21, 2015
Messages
768
Reaction score
1,108
Location
Scottsdale, AZ
If Hanna instruments was able to come out with a tester for saltwater ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate I would be strictly Hanna.

Having to decipher Between Shades of a color drives me insane!
Nitrite and ammonia I don’t care for so much, I never test for them anyway and my Seneye reports ammonia. But would love a nitrate specific test kit.
 

MrObscura

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 7, 2018
Messages
676
Reaction score
733
Alk hanna checker
ATI master (for the basics during cycle, and just no3 now)
Red sea reef(cal and mag, and backup alk. But the mag always tests high)
Salifert po4(which kind of sucks)
 
OP
LilElroyJetson

LilElroyJetson

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 21, 2015
Messages
768
Reaction score
1,108
Location
Scottsdale, AZ
I wish the checkers were bluetooth, do a test log it for me [emoji23].

nitrogen tests are very much affected by salinity there is thread about using one of their checkers with nitrate regents and doing math.

I’m not trying to encourage unnecessary spending...but Hanna has a bluetooth pH probe...just saying! ;)

Yeah I read thru that thread. Really interesting workaround and if you keep your salinity stable it should lend to the consistency of the tests although I still question the accuracy. I spoke with Hanna and they are aware of the reef hobbyist demand for marine testers and are working on it. Hopefully these tests continue to get more accurate and easier to use!
 
Best reef aquarium LED lighting

How fast does coral grow in your tank?

  • VERY Fast

    Votes: 3 4.2%
  • Pretty Fast

    Votes: 13 18.3%
  • Medium Rate

    Votes: 30 42.3%
  • Pretty Slow

    Votes: 17 23.9%
  • VERY Slow

    Votes: 4 5.6%
  • Not at all :(

    Votes: 4 5.6%

Online statistics

Members online
2,176
Guests online
4,953
Total visitors
7,129
Build Your Dream Aquarium Automation System!
Top