Discussion in 'Equipment' started by patchin, Dec 5, 2009.
And I just bought the Salifert last night! Argh.
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.
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.
Salifert lost my biz after having so many problems with inconsistencies.
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)
Why bother when I can just buy an API kit for 6-7 bucks and be done with it.
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.
I'm well aware http://www.bareefers.org/home/node/903, elos is the same as API, it's Hach
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