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joshdway 29-04-2021 04:02 PM

Does made in china, generic brand water parameter test stripes work?
 
I have recently seen some made in china test stripes that are just a fraction of the costs of what API charges.

Somemore, it is 6 or 7 in one.

Am just thinking if it is accurate.
Any bros here who tried and have feedback to share?

some examples include:

https://shopee.sg/%E3%80%90-guaguafu...453.7961023201

https://shopee.sg/%E3%80%90chendujia...586.3843529915

CZQ 29-04-2021 06:17 PM

Can compare with api. No ammonia though.

joshdway 03-05-2021 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CZQ (Post 10027759)
Can compare with api. No ammonia though.

if it is comparable, that's good news
can help us hobbyists save some costs :)

but can explain with is testing of ammonia important?
the nitrogen cycle is :
poop -> ammonia -> nitrite -> nitrate

if we test and there's no nitrate, isnt that conclusive enough? :confused:

CZQ 05-05-2021 03:31 PM

Can get and compare with api results and cost per test. To me ph and ammonia are more important. Cant be no nitrate.

Squid 08-05-2021 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joshdway (Post 10027769)
if it is comparable, that's good news
can help us hobbyists save some costs :)

but can explain with is testing of ammonia important?
the nitrogen cycle is :
poop -> ammonia -> nitrite -> nitrate

if we test and there's no nitrate, isnt that conclusive enough? :confused:

what you don't want in your tank is ammonia and nitrite.
it is deadly to fish, nitrate is not as bad as ammonia and nitrite.
so ammonia and nitrite test kit would be more important for me.

joshdway 15-06-2021 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Squid (Post 10027786)
what you don't want in your tank is ammonia and nitrite.
it is deadly to fish, nitrate is not as bad as ammonia and nitrite.
so ammonia and nitrite test kit would be more important for me.

got it, thanks!

SantaMonicaHelp 11-11-2021 06:37 AM

China strips are ok as long as you are just needing basic yes/no results. And for freshwater that's probably ok except for sensitive fish, or planted.


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