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ticman
12-30-2003, 09:03 PM
I have seen dip strip testers for PH and Ammonia. Are these accurate.

I realize a master kit is probably better as you are able to run a series of different tests but was curious about the dip strips.

Thanks,
Mike

Poet8102
12-31-2003, 06:22 AM
I like them. They may not be as accurate but they are quick and convienient. They can let you know when further testing is needed.

matt1066
12-31-2003, 05:14 PM
I dont care for the dip testers, I have tried them and found their accuracy to be poor.

I much prefer liquid reagents, I have used a lot of different brands, most on the market actually; I have found Redsea to be the best accurate and easy to read.

The reason I know this is because(being the fanatic that I am) I sent my tank water to a lab for testing, so I know thsi from direct experince. Tetra would be the next bet for me, but I am boycotting Tetra at the moment.

Regards,

Matthew

chc
01-01-2004, 12:40 PM
Boycotting because of the Nemo thing?

ticman
01-01-2004, 03:20 PM
Matt and Chris,

you lost me on the last 2 posts re Tetra and Nemo. ok ok so I am having senior moments.

Mike

SGypsyMermaid
01-01-2004, 03:56 PM
ticman--look here: http://cichlidforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2166

matt1066
01-01-2004, 04:15 PM
Yes thats right, because of the TV spot on one of the networks.

ticman
01-01-2004, 05:24 PM
Thanks for the link Gypsy. Now I understand the comments and was really surprised how misinforming the clip was.

Mike