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Re: Most reliable test kits for a planted tank?

>Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 18:18:10 -0500
>From: Walker Traylor <traylor at gloryroad_net>
>Subject: Most reliable test kits for a planted tank?

>I a rather new, although I have done much reading.  Anyway, I am planing
on >setting up a 10 gallon planted tank with Angelfish.  I plan on using
yeast >injection, laterite, fertilizer tablets, and 2 light tubes (3
watts/gallon?)  >The LFS sold me some "peat plates" so the plants could
root.  I plan to use >these and some driftwood to make the water soft.  I
think that Angelfish prefer >softish, slightly acidic water.  What would be
the best test kit for hardness >and pH in this case?  I am considering the
deluxe assortment kit for Aquarium >Pharmaceuticals but would like to get
your thoughts first.

>Thank you, 
>Walker Traylor
>traylor at gloryroad_net

I wouldn't use the peat plates.  They make a mess when you have to pull the
plants up for any reason later.  As for the test kits, I have used the
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals tests before and they worked fine for me, although
I wouldn't say that they are the best.


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