Good Testing Kits?

Discussion in 'Reef Chemistry' started by capescuba, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. capescuba

    capescuba Supporting Member

    What's a good suggestion on test kits nowadays? I'm spinning up a full reef, hoping to lean more towards SPS so suggestions would be great to be prepped.

    Thanks.
     
  2. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    Good time to be spinning up a new tank. Holiday deals are awesome right now.

    I just started back up this year again too, and learned quite a bit about all the new toys. So far, Red Sea and Salifert are still pretty solid test kits. BulkReefSupply has some pretty good deals on Salifert (and a lot of other vendors too).

    I went with:
    Ammonia: Red Sea
    Nitrite: Salifert
    Nitrate: Salifert
    Phosphates: Hanna ULR checker
    Alk / Ca / Mg: Red Sea pro kit
     
  3. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    What I've been using:

    Alk/Ca/Mg/No3 - Salifert
    Phosphate: Hanna ULR checker

    Also have K and phosphate kit from Salifert, but haven't touched those in awhile.
     
  4. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    Alk - Hanna Checker, previously Salifert which is also backup or double check
    CA/Mag - Salifert
    Salinity - Switch between Refractometer and Milwaukee Digital
     
  5. capescuba

    capescuba Supporting Member

    Thanks everyone
     
  6. Julius Chen

    Julius Chen Supporting Member

    I suspect my tank has phosphate issue. Should i get a hanna phosphate checker or the ultra low checker?
     
  7. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    The phosphate checker is always available used, but the ULR is never. Go with the ULR.
     

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