API Alk Test Kit

pscheel

Member
Where can I get this locally (Chicago area)? I think I am getting bad readings with my Salifert test. TIA.
 

ostrow

It's Dr. Goodluck Himself
Nothing bizarre at all Ed. Salifert Alk kits have been having reported problems and bad ones for about 6 months now at least. I am lucky I guess to have an accurate one but I only know this becuase of my LaMotte kit.
 

pscheel

Member
Yes. My old Salifert read usually around 9 - 10. The new one read 14. My friend checked it with his Lamotte and it read 9.6. I have trouble distinguishing the colors on the Lamotte kit and he suggested the API kit. Anyone know of a LFS closer to Chicago?
 

JPagliai

New member
I bought mine from Petsmart, believe it or not. It came as part of a reef test kit (calcium, alk, phosphate, nitrate).
 

ostrow

It's Dr. Goodluck Himself
Phil: I believe many, many have reported, and received denials. But I do not know this firsthand. Take a look in the Salifert forum.
 

rickyb

New member
I have been using an API calcium test kit after running out of the Salifer and after breaking the glass containers of my Tropic Marin test kit, all and all the API test the same as the Tropic Marin and it's easier to use. Elo's do make a nice test kit, at least for the Magnesium one.
 

Sullyman

Premium Member
Pete, what's API?
Adam, I'm glad to hear that, was thinking of trying those as I need new kits. Which kits have you used?
 

aiko670

New member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10455789#post10455789 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Sullyman
Pete, what's API?
Adam, I'm glad to hear that, was thinking of trying those as I need new kits. Which kits have you used?

CA, DKH and Mag
 

pscheel

Member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10455789#post10455789 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Sullyman
Pete, what's API?
Adam, I'm glad to hear that, was thinking of trying those as I need new kits. Which kits have you used?

Aquarium Phamaceuticals Inc. Suppose to be a reliable affordable kit.
 

madadi

ReefOG
i always get my API kits from petsmart also. all petsmarts i been to have it. drfostersmith also has it cheaper if you plan to order a couple things together to save on shipping.
 

madadi

ReefOG
i like api for there ease of use but i HATE their class tubes witch brake on the shortest of falls!!!!!!
 

rickyb

New member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10456865#post10456865 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by madadi
i like api for there ease of use but i HATE their class tubes witch brake on the shortest of falls!!!!!!

I agree with this, that's why I use the salifer tubes :)
 
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