Which TFtestkits item to order

lhlsea

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Apr 28, 2017
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Seattle, WA
#1
About to kick in on my second pool season here and could use help with what chemicals to order.

For my first season I bought a Taylor K-2005 before ever stumbling upon TFP, then added a FAS-DPD Test once I saw the light. Photo attached of my box including the sidecar I 3D printed to make room for the FAS-DPD :).

Most of my tests are about empty or about expired, except for the FAS-DPD which has quite a bit left and expiration date of August.

I definitely want to order from TFtestkits and have reviewed their site.

My main question is whether I should just order a brand new full kit from them and use their box, or attempt to order a K-2006 refill kit and try to keep my current box? The latter looks like it might a bit of a pain (I think I need to transfer chemicals from their bottles to mine so they fit?) so am leaning toward starting from scratch but just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something.

I like my blue box but don’t mind spending a bit more to get their full kit this year if it will make things easier for me in the long run.

I also like the idea of the magnetic stirrer so will likely add that on as well. Perhaps the sample sizer too.



Thanks much for any advice!!
 

kellyfair

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I’d go all in and get the new kit. And definitely the speedstir!

i use a giant syringe with tubing to pull my water. Gets further down than my arms reach, and pulls more than enough to run all my tests.
 

duraleigh

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Being VERY familiar with the way they are laid out, I would suggest the TF-100. All reagents will fit.....including the smaller Taylor bottles. The box has a lot more room and will let you put your speedstir in the kit.

Simply, you have more room to customize and you can enjoy the larger quantities in the TF-100 as well.
 

kimkats

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Jul 11, 2012
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I say go with the TF-100 also. It has more of the regents of what we use the most of. The box can/will hold all of the stuff OR you can order a "refill" set of regents and get a nice tackle box to put it all in. There is a thread about all of the neat set ups some members have done in past. I can't find that thread but here is one that has a couple of neat set up. My new custom Test Kit

Kim:kim:
 

funandsun

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Jun 12, 2017
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Bloomington Indiana
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I’d go all in and get the new kit. And definitely the speedstir!

i use a giant syringe with tubing to pull my water. Gets further down than my arms reach, and pulls more than enough to run all my tests.
Hey KellyFair, I would love to see a picture of that. I would love an alternative to sticking my arm in the water.
 

USBB

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Nov 11, 2017
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Greenville, SC
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I purchased a full TF100 kit as well as the salt kit. I repurposed the box it came in for something else. My kit lives in a 3 tray fishing tackle box that I bought for about $12 at Walmart.