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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi,just a general question about test kits.I have a recently cycled reef tank and am going through fish only cycle.My reef tank parameters are fine as are the tests so far in the fish only,however with one observation,if I leave the ammonia for the required 5 minutes it is the correct colour as...
  2. Marine Depot
    10% off Test Kits Unlock the secrets to maintaining high water quality using test kits! Save 10% with coupon code TESTNOW until midnight Sunday! Aquarium Test Kits: Parameters to Test for in Fish-Only and Reef Tanks
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys! I've been using API test kits for a long time. I've done a lot of reading but I wanted to know what you guys thought. Do you use different brands for more accurate results? Is API a good company for test kits? Let me know what you think! Thanks so much!
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have recently found that there may be differences in accuracy/consistency between test kits and wonde r what people might think are the most accurate & reliable please? I have been using Red Sea's test kit for Ph, Kh, Nitrates, Nitrites Ammonia, but have become unsure about the reliability of...
  5. Marine Depot
    VIDEO: Restore a Neglected Tank If your aquarium maintenance schedule has been derailed by summer fun, watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to get things back on track.
  6. Marine Depot
    We've been working harder to keep the content on our blog fresh, so we thought we'd do a quick post to share some of the cool stuff we've put up lately in case you missed it! Species-Specific Aquarium Build: Clownfish and Bubble Tip Anemone Tank Test Kits: Which Parameters You Should Test...
  7. 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?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, With my freshwater tanks, I've always used strips. The more I read up on SW, I now have the feeling that drops are the way to go. Any opinions on the matter? If drops are the way to go, should I pick up the API Reef Aquarium Master Test Kit, along with the API Aquarium Amonia Test Kit...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have ran out of my API test kit marine and also reef lot I was just wanted to know of there are any other better test kits and if so what kind.
  10. Reefing Equipment
    Can someone recommend a test kit or kits that have everything I need for reef. I will buy a hand held RI meter for salinity. I guess I'll go with liquid pH for now since meters are pricey. But is love input or links to stuff. I prefer amazon or BRS.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I was just reading a thread on another forum of color blind people on how to read the color on a test kit. A person came up with a pretty smart idea for how to read them. I haven't personally tried it yet but I bet it works. There is a app apple and others both have it. It's called color...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    What is the best testing solutions on the market? What solutions do I need? I have the API Reef master test kit, and the API Saltwater Master test kit, but am finding them unreliable. When I was cycling it was giving me the highest reading on ammonia, and so I brought water to my LFS to be...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So after a 20 gallon water change on a 75 gallon reef tank with an aqueon proflex model 3 sump so lets say after water displacement because of the rocks 80-85 gallons of water i tested nitrates with an Api test kit from the saltwater master kit and got a reading of 80ppm ( this was morning after...
  14. Reefing Equipment
    I have 2 tanks, 1 55 fish only and a 29 reef. I tested the water 3 days ago for nitrates using the API test kit and got >5ppm in both tanks. A few hours ago I tested the water again for nitrates and the reef is saying between 20-40 and the fish only is saying 180ppm. The fish all look fine...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have a fairly recently cycled tank and I just am not sure if I should be concerned about Magnesium levels I am getting with the RedSea kit. My magnesium is at 1580ppm with a Calcium of 418ppm and Alkalinity of 7.8dkh. I have mostly LPS corals (gonipora, torch and some zoo's). A variety of...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I am making my first attempt at setting up a FOWLR 75 gallon tank. I have 80 lbs of live sand, 52 lbs of live rock, a protein skimmer, a canister filter, heater, glass hood with standard florescent lights and a power head. I am currently cycling my tank - so far the ammonia is up to 2.0 ppm. I...
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  18. General Reef Discussion
    What else should I be testing for? I currently test for Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, PH, ALK, and salinity of course. I just recently started a Bio14 and would like to test for everything that is necessary to keep a healthy reef system with mostly softies. The only ones I'm thinking of off the...
  19. Reefing Equipment
    Looking to get some new test kits have not purchased a new one in over 15 years and don't know what's good anymore
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, for the last year and a half I have been taking care of a fish only tank. Six months ago a friend gave me a small Kenya tree and I have enjoyed some much seeing it in my tank that I will start getting some more corals. However, I will like to make it properly prepared. This is the...
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