Mg Kit

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by patchin, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. patchin

    patchin Facilities / Event Coordinator

    And I just bought the Salifert last night! Argh.
  2. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    steve: the salifert is NOT a bad one. I use it all the time. It's been great compared to ELOS and other Salifert copies I've tried. You'll be fine =) Try the Seachem one at some point though. I'm planning to after this Salifert test runs out.
  3. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    I've found the Alk kits in the SeaChem kit to be garbage, neither of them tested anywhere within the range of any other kit. It's like they are from a different planet.
  4. hiepatitis

    hiepatitis Guest

    Salifert lost my biz after having so many problems with inconsistencies.
  5. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Alk kits are reproducible if you use syringes (supplied) and shake the reagents prior to using. Then calibrate with norms 3.9 meq/L standard and you are golden :)

    (btw, my seachem reef status alk kit measured norms standard as 3.8)
  6. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Why bother when I can just buy an API kit for 6-7 bucks and be done with it.
  7. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    depends on how how much accuracy and reliability matter

    I'm fine with API reagents using a syring and calibration to standard.

    For alk, almost everyone uses the same indicator/reagent.
  8. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    I'm well aware ;), elos is the same as API, it's Hach ;)
  9. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member


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