Strips or Liquid?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by poefox, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. poefoxWell Known MemberMember

    I use strips for testing my water. Is this alright or is the liquid better?
  2. vinWell Known MemberMember

    Many of the folks here including me recommend the liquid test as they seem to be much more accurate. I started with strips and the readings were far different than that of the pet store I was going to who uses the liquid tests. Both Butterfly and Gunnie recommended that I get an Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Freshwater Master Test Kit. I found it on for half the price that I'd seen in stores.

    It's proven to be much more reliable for me.
  3. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    The Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Freshwater Master Test Kit, proved my test trips inaccurate, and I would never use anything else ;)
  4. MikeFishloreAdmin Moderator Member

    I like the liquid tests too. Using them kinda makes you feel like a scientist. :)

    I noticed that products online at petsmart and petco were cheaper too. I'm not sure why that is - maybe the local stores are franchises and individual store owners can mark up the prices locally and/or to pass the shipping costs on to the customer???
  5. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    hehe me too ;)
    Yeah, definately liquid. They are more accurate and they last a lot longer.
  6. beckers4orangesValued MemberMember

    once you go'll never go back... chemical testing done in any field of chemistry and/or biology is proven better and more accurate

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