Got my new test kit today and well lets just say I'm no good with reading the results...it's my first time using this kit so I'm sure I'm off a bit. Anyways I need help reading the measurements on the syringe. Hopefully the pics help a little.
The syringe if filled to 1.0ml of final solution. Add 0.4 mix well and then add 1 drop while mixing until target color is reached. I just can't read the result numbers right
Hahahaha to funny~so far 7 peoples have viewed this thread and 7 kept right on walking~LMAO
Anyways I pretty much figured it out myself~just inverted the syringe so I could read it right So according to this test my Ca is hoovering between 490-500 (no more dosing ca) My KH is 7.3 (gonna stop dosing that too) and my Mag is 1100 (have not dosed for this) Not scarey bad but def need to do a few extra WC to get things back in order. Wonder how long this has been going on? I've only ever used the API. Corals show no ill effects at all
All in all this test kit is pretty easy to use. No in between colors just your starting point and end point. Although time consuming not that I was going anywhere I do like it. Now I'm wanting to find another kit to compare it to.
Sorry....card says titrant used, so that 5.5 which equals 1100 for a mag level.
It is very common for mag to grop, while calc/alk dosing, even with consistant water changes. Looks to me like you just need to add the third part into the mix, when necessary. Mag supplimentatioin is far less often needed than the 2 part. Just keep on top of it, every month or so and you should be fine.
I've got the ESV mag but isn't my ca to high? I'll test again tomorrow but that was a pretty easy read. I almost emptied the syringe of titrant testing it. So it was up there.
Fish Dad---no this test is very easy to use. It was just me for a min there that didn't know how to read upside down lol. This is a new area for me so now I'm even more curious about test kits and how they compare to each other. I can only say its more accurate then the API because I've been using API.
I have tried so many test kits, and have always had a difficult time reading the color change. I now use the Hanna color meters for CA and ALK. I cant make the argument that Ca 450 is really 450. But there is only one reagent used and the meter reads the results. There is no guess work and you get consistent results. I will never go back
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