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revolutionhope

hey peoples,

what do you use to test pH for bee shrimp? my api test kit is bottoming out on my CRS tank and I'd like to know whether it is much below 6 !

love n peace

will

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jayc

For accurate low range readings, you need to start using pH pens.

AOA sells them ...

https://www.aquariumproducts.com.au/catalogue_products.php?prodID=3435

or

Aquakitz ...

http://aquakitz.com/ph-pen/

 

 

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coryjames

I use the nutrafin brand ph tester and it's been my favourite, have shared it with other shrimp hobbiest and have only heard good results

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revolutionhope

hey thank you very much for the tip coryjames ! i had noticed people on that N/A forum using that but itz not available locally. would cost me 50$ roughly on ebay to bring in from o/s

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perplex

10 from Aus on ebay is what i got mine for, looks 100% same. it does take a little while to get a reading, just leave it in water for like 3-5 mins, it also came with the test packets

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