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  1. Marine Depot
    You’ll ❤ This ATI Deal! Buy ATI Lab Test Kit & Get 50% Off Essentials Pro!
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I've read a lot of posts about new tanks and their cycles but I've never seen a progression of what the water tests should look like. Hopefully this give some beginners an idea of what to expect when they cycle their tank. I'm by now means an expert but this cycle went pretty flawless and was...
  3. Marine Depot
    Red Sea Rewards: Earn 10% Back on All Test Kits Unlock the "secrets" to maintaining high water quality by testing your water!
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    20% off Salifert Test Kits – LAST CHANCE! Stock up and save on OUR MOST POPULAR aquarium water test kits! Sale ends tonight @ midnight (as does our December Holiday Deals and Year-End Clearance)
  5. Marine Depot
    Aquarium Test Kits: Which Parameters You Should Test For (and Why) in Fish-Only and Reef Aquariums Which test kits or monitoring tools do you use to check your aquarium water parameters?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Guys, I finally got my salifert test kits (Calcium, Magnesium, Alkalinity) I tested my water last night. Ammonia-0 Nitrite-0 Nitrate-<5 Mag-1470-1500 Calc-350 KH- 8.9 Alkalinity- 3.19 What chemicals should i purchase to get my calcium and Alkalinty (KH) in the correct areas? Look like...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Just started a new tank and from what I am reading I need to test the water everyday while it is cycling? Is this accurate? If so I need to go to the store today to purchase a kit as it has been cycling for two days now. Can I buy a reputable test kit at PETCO? if so which ones do y'all recommend?
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    Stock up and save on test kits, filter media and more! Enter coupon code APISALE during checkout to save 10% on all API Fishcare products Sale ends TONIGHT @ midnight!
  9. General Reef Discussion
    to test your levels? I have an Apex for the basics and I picked up a Red Sea CA/KH/ALK test kit. I'm curious what you guys use for? :read:
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Going to be ordering/getting salifert test kits because I hear they are good. Just a couple of questions. I have a reef tank and a fowlr tank. I have api for ph, nitrate/nitrite/ammonia. Are those accurate enough? If not I'll go ahead and get the ph and ammonia and nitrate probably when I can...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi allow me to introduce myself, since this is my first post here. I've been gathering as much info as possible from here and RC, and have been since I started my little slice of heaven 4 years ago. Thanks to everyone here for all their info, its just stuff you can't find from google haha...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I need to buy a new testing kit. I had an API, but honestly I have not used it for a while and it needs to be replaced. I haven't tested because things were going well and everybody always talks about how unreliable these kits are. Anyway, now I have hair algae so bad I had to give my snails...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    My Husband and I have had our 55 gallon reef tank up and running for a little over 8 months; The first month we cycled the tank with 60lbs of aroganite sand, three pinfish that were leftover bait, and about 80lbs of live rock. Then we added a few damsels at a time throughout the following...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have my tank filled with water and I want to start testing the water. I am a bit confused on what testing kit or equipment I should use. I have a hydrometer that I use to test salinity. That seems pretty straight forward. I have bought some "strips" to test ph. The issue I had with that is I...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    My tank was set up on March 3rd with dry brs rock and dry sand. I added fritz Zyme at my LFS recommendation on the March 12th. On March 14th i added a cocktail shrimp to the system. I tested today and the results are as follows Results Ammonia .50 ppm Nitrite 0-.25ppm Nitrate 20 ppm Ph 8.0...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55 gallon FOWLR tank with 20 refugium. I filled the tank with tap water that comes from a well. On the well is a UV sterilizer, a particulate filter, a water conditioner (for PH regulation) and a water softener. I know it's not the same as RO/DI water but I thought it should be pretty...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    My calcium level is at 790.! 3 days ago I tested and it was 400, I've determined that my tank uses approximately 20 ppm per day so I dosed enough to raise it 20 ppm for two days to get to 440. Today I had the LFS test calcium and it was over 800 they said, I came home and tested and it was...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I've had my 75g tank up for about 9 months now. I have two urchins, a mated pair of coral shrimp, some starfish and a few fish (they're all small). Yesterday I found my dragon goby dead :( I test the water levels every week and everything has always been perfect. However, when I tested the...
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    I have a 3month old api test kit i thought my nitrates were 20 doing so much work to reduce it i went to the store they checked my nitrates with red sea test kit it was at 1.... I went back to the store i bought my test kit they said there was a batch with defective test kits they replaced it...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, Believe it or not, I do not own a magnesium test kit. The more and more I read, the more I realized I need one badly but.... I don't have a clue which brand is the best/most accurate. It used to be salifert, but with the recent tank crash threads due to bad kits I don't know if I...
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