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Abbiesaurus
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API test kit
« on: January 09, 2011, 05:26:16 AM »
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I bought a new API PH test kit today and to my surprise the glass test  tube was missing Huh
I dunno if they will believe me if I take it back Undecided
So I want to know if the test tube that comes with the Ammonia test kit is the same as the one that comes in the PH test kit?
Or are they different?

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Re: API test kit
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2011, 05:40:18 AM »
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They shouldn't be different, but IMO if you buy the MasterTestKit which contains ALL four tests ( Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, pH ( low and high range), you get more value for your money compared with buying every single test by itself.
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2011, 05:42:34 AM »
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Yeah true. But I already have a few of them  Roll Eyes
But I will buy that when this lot starts to run out.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2011, 06:00:59 AM »
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I think they sort of have to believe you, if you have your receipt and you bring the product back. Customer service. My dad broke one of mine  Roll Eyes Ha, wish you could buy spares somewhere.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2011, 06:11:59 AM »
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Ah, OK, Abbie, that's fair enough Wink

Andrea, most LFS sell spare ones, maybe the chains don't. I bought spare ones here from the local LFS.
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2011, 06:23:01 AM »
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I didn't even try to ask them because I didn't think they would sell them. I'll ask next time I'm there Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2011, 06:34:08 AM »
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I broke one too, it slipped off the top of my tank! Well I kind of bumped it off...lol
I have never seen any spares but I will have a look next time I am at the LFS.
Last time I had to buy a whole new kit to get another one Sad
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2011, 06:37:05 AM »
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Yeah that's what I thought you'd have to do, but nooo way would I be doing that!
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2011, 06:39:47 AM »
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Lol, I broke one too a few weeks ago... so went to the LFS and just asked... and yep, no worries they sell spare ones.
If yours doesn't you can try to get some test tubes at the pharmacy? And an eyedropper or a syringe and you can fill it with the amount of water required and do the test as usual Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2011, 06:53:53 AM »
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They sell them online: (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2011, 07:29:40 AM »
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woohoo, good to know Cheesy
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Re: API test kit
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2011, 07:34:52 AM »
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BTW Hanna when are those bubble bar lights supposed to be back in stock?
I'm about to order one for the tropical fish tank Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2011, 07:40:54 AM »
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They are supposed to be back somewhen now in January.
I am waiting for the store to let me know... Huh
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2011, 07:59:26 AM »
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Ah ok. Well *fingers crossed* they will be in soon.
They have the other colours in stock, but I want a blue one Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2011, 03:38:33 PM »
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Same here, lol Grin
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Re: API test kit
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2011, 03:54:49 PM »
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I like the API test tubes because of the flat base and snug top. With the Hagen set, the tubes are much like typical lab ones with rounded base and the caps don't always sit properly. When you shake it the stuff goes everywhere...maybe it's just me with too much enthusiasm shaking LOL  Roll Eyes
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