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Building your arsenal of trustworthy test kits can be a long and expensive process, so why not skip the headache? We've asked a few of our long-time hobbyists for their recommendations based on their own trial and error-- they've done the years of experimenting, so you don't have to! Here, we've compiled Thomas' favorite test kits for keeping your water quality in check. His selections include all the essentials for testing major elements as well as the most influential waste by-products in your reef, including: alkalinity, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, nitrate, and more!
Each of these test kits has been hand-picked for their quality and ability to deliver fast and simple-to-understand readings. Rest assured you’re getting hobbyist-reviewed test kits that deliver clear and consistent results, time after time.
This bundle includes:
Hanna Alkalinity DKH Colorimeter - HI772
The Hanna Alkalinity checker is an awesome little tool that now will give results in DKH values that are much more common in the aquarium hobby. It will also give you accurate, easy to read, repeatable results with the large LCD display. No color charts to compare or iffy titration, just a clear number on your screen.
Hanna Ultra Low Range Phosphate PPM Colorimeter
The HI774 Ultra Low Range Phosphate Checker is a cost-effective way to measure phosphate in marine systems. Excessive phosphate levels can prevent calcification, skeletal formation, and growth of many coral species, particularly those referred to as SPS or small-polyp stony. In addition, high phosphate levels can cause nuisance algae growth in your reef tank. Testing for phosphates is standard practice for saltwater aquariums and provides valuable insight into your reef tank’s water chemistry to help ensure long-term coral health.
Hanna High Range Nitrate Colorimeter - HI782
The HI782 Nitrate Checker HC by Hanna Instruments is a simple and accurate handheld colorimeter that uses the zinc reduction method to determine nitrate concentration in marine applications. With a digital read out, there is no more struggling to determine colors visually. The HI782`s high range of 0.0 - 75.0 ppm makes it ideal for measuring high nitrate levels found in saltwater aquariums.
Red Sea Calcium Pro Test Kit
Our favorite all around test kits are the red sea kits. With easy to follow directions, and consistent results, the Red Sea Calcium Pro test kit can always be found in our testing closet. The titration is made even easier with the included syringe holder that makes it much easier than almost all other Calcium test kits.
Aquaforest Magnesium Test Kit
Aquaforest marine test kits are designed to quickly and accurately measure the concentration of magnesium in reef tanks and other marine environments. Regular testing of magnesium is significant for any saltwater tank, especially in coral reef tanks along with alkalinity and calcium levels.
ATI ICP-OES Water Analysis Test
Get a comprehensive look at your tank’s water chemistry using ATI ICP testing. ICP-OES testing has become a mainstay tool of modern reefing. With it, we gain detailed visibility into the chemistry of our reef tanks. We no longer have to blindly dose cocktails of elements trying to correct a deficiency while at the same time elevating other elements unnecessarily. The ATI ICP analysis also includes a titration test for measuring carbonate hardness, ion chromatography tests for both fluoride and nitrate, as well as a high-precision conductivity meter to double-check salinity.