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Red Sea Phosphate Test Kit Featured

 
Phosphate Test Kit 60 tests by Red Sea. Test for Phosphates in freshwater or saltwater aquariums


Price: $23 to $56 at 15 stores
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A decent kit if you don't have a lot of cash and are just looking for the basics

Comments As aquarists "get into" the hobby, they soon learn not all testing kits are created equal, but they also realize that at the beginning stages of the hobby they may not know enough to really understand water chemistry. For a beginner, with a rather un-complex tank, I would say this product will do what they need done, and that's give them a general up or down reading. The need to know exactly what's going on in a tank increases with the complexity of the tank and the need for a better test than this one will arrive.


Liked about it 1. Easy to use
2. About half as much money as other test kits
3. Plenty of tests for the money


Didn't like 1. If you are passed the beginner level of reef keeping, this test isn't for you and you'll want to fork out the higher dollars for a better reading.


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By tcamos
Jun 07, 2010
 
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about as good as any hobby level kit... which isnt very good

Comments This is a cheap kit, but it doesn't really give you a good example of total phosphate levels in the tank. The kit comes with everything needed to perform the test, but it doesn't provide a lot of information about tank phosphate levels or what attributes to total phosphate. On the contrary, the instructions imply that this test will give you a good example of what your phosphate story is, but the reality is that this doesnt measure much of anything other than soluble orthophosphate, so if you use this as final word on your phosphate levels you will be disappointed.


Liked about it The kit is easy to use, and it's cheap. Simple add a few drops of each of the reagents and then compare it to the color chart. The kit comes with everything needed to perform plenty of tests, and the instructions are clear.


Didn't like I don't care for the packaging of this product, as you basically have to reassemble the entire kit in order to get it back together (in lieu of a simple box that you simply dump everything into). And as already mentioned, this test won't give a lot of information about total tank phosphate levels. Worst case, this will give a false negative, implying that you don't have a concern, when in reality there are excessive levels. My recommendation is to forgo this test kit and just use tank response (probably in the terms of algae growth) as your guide.


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By crvz
May 31, 2010
 
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OK kit

General I didn't like that you have to fill the test vial all the way to the top. You barely have room to add the reagents. And its almost impossible to mix it well.


Liked about it Cheap.


Didn't like You had to fill the vial all the way to the top.


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By luther1200
Jul 05, 2009
 
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