Better water testing kit?

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Which drop-in water testing kit is recommended for a 1,400 gal,, 2 - 2 1/2 " deep pond? I saw a La Motte kit on amazon.com, but no reviews.
 
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As a hobbiest, I find that the best kits are Lamotte, Elos, Salifert, API, in order of highest quality first.
It depends on what you are testing for. The accuracy of tests are not as important as a trend in your water quality and the behaviour/appearance of your plants and fish.
It can be counter productive to try to chase numbers of so called "perfect" water quality.
It is better to understand why water parameters are constantly changing.
 

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LaMotte manufactures test kits to exacting standards so that they can be used by professional aquaculturists and aquarists with utmost confidence in the accuracy of the test results. As such, these test kits are not for those with budgetary restraints. The basic kit which includes all of the usual parameters and Dissolved Oxygen will cost you $300.00+.
This is still a bargain. Bench Photometers/Colorimeters (the next step up) can run $1,000.00+.
 

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