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    are test srips very reliable i remember a thread on test kits a month or two ago but i dont remember what every one said.
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    a lot of us on here say "if you test with test strips, you might as well not test". i think they are to unreliable for the specifics we deal with.

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    Shawn i tried them and was not satisfied with the results as i compared them
    with a Salifert kit that i believe is one of the best
    I HAVE A PROBLEM' I'M ADDICTED TO MICROMUSSA

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    The truth about test strips is that as soon as they come into contact with air ie. pop the seal they degrade. I always use salifert test kits for trace elements and doc wells or tetra for Nitrates, nitrites ans Am. So yes they are completely inaccurate.

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    lReef lKeeper - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    how much are those kits at your store purple ?? they discontinued the ones i was using, so i need a new one.

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    PurpleAardvark - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I hate say it but I go to petsmart for doc wells. As for the sulifert about 18.99 to 27.99 can't rember having a bad case of crs tonight I will check for you tommarow.

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    i test with strips every week but test with the good tests every other week. the strips are easier and faster IMO, but if they show that somthing is off i retest with the other. basicly i use both to double check
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    lReef lKeeper - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    so Mutts, why not just test with the one you trust ?? why double check if you don't have to ??

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    mutts - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    because i am cheap and won't order test strips online so i have to drive two hours to get to where i buy them. plus alot of time i just want some reasurance that everything is okay before i go to bed/school/work/out and don't have alot of time
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