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What Do You Use To Test Nitrate?

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by ey2006, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. ey2006

    ey2006 Member

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    I was wondering if you used the API master test kit to test for nitrates in your tanks?

    I have been using it since I've got the tank and while the Nitrite, PH and Ammonia test result cards are easy to read, I find it really hard to read the Nitrate card because from 40-160 ppm, the reddish colour is almost indistinguishable - I'm sure for those that use the same test kit will know what I mean.

    Should I get a separate Nitrate test kit from a different manufacturer? Anyone had better luck with other Nitrate test kits?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Bloo

    Bloo ~ I learn something new ~ ~~~~ every day ~~~~

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    I'm afraid you'll find that they're almost all the same - and I find anything above 20ppm quite hard to distinguish. I've had Tetra and another brand (can't remember) before. But now have API.
     
  3. ey2006

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    Thanks Bloo, I guess the only way is to get Nitrate levels down to around the 15-20ppm mark - which is good for the tank anyway!
    Cheers :D
     

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