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Just seen this post


It lead me to raise this thread.

I went to the local hydroponics shop on Friday arvo. Asked about kits to test PH, Ammonia, Nitrite & Nitrate. They only had PH kits and a probe for the Electrical Conductivity of water.

So what kits do people use and where do they get them from?


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Mine is the master test kit from here

http://www.theaquariumshop.com.au/shope ... r+Test+Kit

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I use an Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Inc Master Test Kit (has ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and high and low end PH tests). Got it online for about $35 I think plus P&H. This is used heavilly by forum members I think.


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Basically the three you mentioned
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PH, Ammonia, Nitrite & Nitrate.


High and low range PH are useful in the beginning stages

www.ageofaquariums.com.au has the hagen brand kits, monya, myself and a few others use the aquarium pharmaceuticals brand master test kit.
every thing you need to get started. Check aquariums stores, or online.


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We should get commision!

Don't you hate it when you're the first to reply, then by the time you finnish rooting around with your post theres already two other replys, making it sound like you're doubling up on info! LOL

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That is a very good test kit, the beauty of it is you can replace individual test bottles as they run out

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OK, ok, I've got the rediclous test kit that has more tests than I will ever use..... :?

It came in a nice case though..... :)

http://www.aquariumproducts.com.au/prod152.htm

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i'll BUY the phosphate and iron one off you if you're never going to use them

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What and have empty spots in my fancy case..... I don't think so.... :)

I even have pipettes for getting the water samples..... :shock: and the test tubes are glass... :D

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As soon as I met ya, I knew you were a mad scientist just waiting to be let out!!

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Never pegged you for an obseesive compulsive......... :)

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Thanks for the leads.

Thats the nature of a cyclic systems. I was looking at the problem as measuring the input to a plant subsystem, when I should have been looking is it as an animal waste problem. Doh! ;)

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We should get commision!


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I had my eye on that one also EB - but decided that would be ridiculous. Instead as well as the master kit I bought the GH/KH hardness and the Iron test kits. Have used the GH/KH and Iron once :oops:


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Ok, since this is an Aquaponics Forum, I assume the currency of trade is the Fish Finger?

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Please state which how many fingers you require:
One :thebirdman:
Two :thefinger:
five :thumbup:
Ten :thumbright: :thumbleft:
Jackpot :smilebox:

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