Why You Need The API Master Test Kit - Aquarium Forum
  Members currently in the chatroom: 0
Who's Online
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-12-2012.
No one is currently using the chat.

 2Likes
  • 2 Post By PetGuide.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-27-2017, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
 
PetGuide.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 35
Welcomes: 0
Welcomed 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Why You Need The API Master Test Kit



Hereís a test you donít have to study forÖ but you still need to be prepared! The API Master Test Kit has everything you need to maintain and monitor aquarium conditions.
Any experienced fish keeper will advise a test kit before you add water to a tank. The reason is simple: you cannot possibly know what is happening in your tank just by looking, and every tank goes through the nitrogen cycle. But, in my honest opinion, not all test kits are created equal. In fact, one supersedes the rest by leaps and bounds Ė itís the API Master Test Kit.

The API Master Test Kit is by far the most accurate of any liquid test I have ever experimented with. It tests for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and pH, and includes an additional test for those who have a high pH. These are all essential elements to be aware of in an aquarium, whether it is brand new, or well established.

Related: Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Maintenance System

Being able to test these levels the second a problem arises will save you loads of grief in the long run. Whatever you do, donít rely on your local big box pet store to test for you. Not only does it take more time, energy and money, itís likely that they use inaccurate litmus test strips.

Now, letís get back to the API Master Test Kit. The kit is a small investment in the health of your tank, with a cost around $25 depending on where you purchase it. Included in the kit are liquid tests for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, and high pH, four glass test tubes, and a convenient case to store everything. While the initial cost may seem a bit high, rest assured the solution will last you forever, and they can be replaced individually when you run out.

Related: Hikari PraziPro Fights Parasite Infestations

Performing the actual tests may sound intimidating, but in reality, they are exceptionally easy. First, you collect some water from your tank in the test tube, which has a clear fill-to line. Place the test tube into the grooves on the kit carrier and choose the test you need to perform. Each bottle is clearly labeled with easy to follow directions on how many drops to add to the test tubes.

Prior to performing the test, you should shake the test bottles thoroughly. Some of the tests are a two-part process (such as the ammonia). After adding the test liquid, cap the test tube and gently shake it for about 10 seconds before replacing it into the carrier. When the water changes color, the test is done. The kit also comes with cards that let you know what the colors mean.



The API Master Test Kit is by far the easiest and most accurate test on the market for home use. Itís inexpensive and lasts forever. It also gives you that ďmad scientistĒ feel without any danger of explosion! (*Insert evil laugh here)

~Petguide.com
Big Dog and majerah1 like this.
PetGuide.com is offline  
Said thanks:
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-04-2017, 10:47 AM
 
Big Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 6,065
Welcomes: 5,534
Welcomed 5 Times in 1 Post
Thanks: 47
Thanked 1,031 Times in 1,001 Posts
Re: Why You Need The API Master Test Kit

Great info. Thanks for sharing this info with all of us.

Help those in our hobby to exceed beyond their expectations.
Logistic Aquatic Engineer
Big Dog is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Aquarium Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Replace with
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome