Mg Kit

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  1. patchin

    patchin Facilities / Event Coordinator

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

    kinetic Webmaster

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    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

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    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

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

    Gomer Honorary Member

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    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

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

    Gomer Honorary Member

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    depends on how how much accuracy and reliability matter
    http://www.bareefers.org/home/node/763

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

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

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    I'm well aware ;) http://www.bareefers.org/home/node/903, elos is the same as API, it's Hach ;)
     
  9. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

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    shabaam!
     

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