Strips or Liquid?

poefox

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

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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 onpetsmart for half the price that I'd seen in stores.

It's proven to be much more reliable for me.
 

EmpPleco

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The Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Freshwater Master Test Kit, proved my test trips inaccurate, and I would never use anything else
 

Mike

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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???
 

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Mike said:
I like the liquid tests too. Using them kinda makes you feel like a scientist.
hehe me too
Yeah, definitely liquid. They are more accurate and they last a lot longer.
 

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once you go liquid...you'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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