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    test kits

    i am about to order some new kits... just wanted to see what everyone is using and if there are ones that i should stay away from...

    i was looking at the hagen kits compared to salifert. by just looking the salifert looks better but they are way more expensive...

    what do you guys think?

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    Hagen;s are useless, don't waste the money on one. I've herd salifert's are definitely better.
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    Without a doubt get only the Salifert brand. What kits do you want to get?

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    alk, ca, ph, amonia, nitra, and nitri

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    O.k. the basic stuff. Why don't you wait a bit on the PH kit and get yourself a Pinpoint monitor. It will be less in the long run. Or perhaps just get a PH testkit now, but plan on getting the monitor eventually.

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    ya...id like one of them actually.... i want to get digital temp monitor too.

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    A digital temp monitor you can get at Radio shack for around $20.

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    Big Al's has a temperature monitor for $29. A little pricy but it keeps record of the lowest/highest temperature, and has an alarm is the temperature goes below 75 and above 80-81 (around there somewhere).
    The alarm feature is what I like the best.....it can be heard upstairs easily (important as my tank is in the basement).
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    i would go with either Salifert or Seachem. (i use salifert, but seachem should be just as reliable)
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    The radio Shack temp monitor also has low/high but no alarm...:sadwalk:

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