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I'd say the API liquid test kit. You can get the strips but they're not as accurate (certainly easier to use though).
 

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I personally find the accuracy of the API kit a bit hard to actually achieve. My eye sight just isn't that good.

I use both the API kit and I have a 100 pack of the Jungle Labs strips. I have been using the API tests more recently since picking up a plastic syringe to fill the test tubes.
 

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API here as well, worth the price :thumb:
 

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Since all require a color judgment, I go with the test strips for ease of use. Once established the tank will rarely have nitrite if filtered correctly so I don't stock a separate kit for that. Kits, whether liquid or strips do get old and need to be replaced. That further drives me to the Jungle 5-in-1 strips as I test often and it gives the full readings of nitrate which is the one I watch most and then if there is a mess up that gives me nitrite readings it will tip me off to them without any extra effort. For me it is a question of doing the test because it is easy but maybe the results a .2 off from true which gives me no heartache or maybe not doing the test because it is a pain and then the fish get funky before I get the proper true reading. My eyes are not reliable enough judging colors to worry about a small amount of fault in the test kit.
 

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I have 2 kits the API and the Hagen(I'm going from Memory but I think my second set is a Hagen) The API "Nitrite" kit stats to register at .25ppm indicated by a shade of yellow that approaches green, the Hagen starts registering at .1PPM indicated by a very light blue (if its not clear then nitrites are present. (again going by memory) I will verify the numbers when I get home.
 

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Hagen registers 0.1 ppm with a light pink/magenta colour API has varying shades to 0.25. But you can probably guess close enough in between to be comparible to the .1 ppm. Probably not much difference.
 

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I use API too and I agree some of their testing colors are hard to decipher especially the nitrates.
 
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