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Old 08-02-2012, 01:31 PM   #221
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Didn't catch that nitrite reading I take that statement
No worries. Sometimes I read these things and I start to get threads confused lol.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:18 PM   #222
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If your using the API test kit for nitrate you need to divide the number by 4.4 to get the true nitrate reading. Also it will not read beyond 160 so you may be higher than you think.
Why do u have to divide by that number?
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:27 PM   #223
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Because it tests for a different form of nitrate and to remove the weight of the extra element you have to divide by 4.4.

I have verified it is at least 4 times higher than my aquarium systems test kit.
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Because it tests for a different form of nitrate and to remove the weight of the extra element you have to divide by 4.4.

I have verified it is at least 4 times higher than my aquarium systems test kit.

that i did not know, you said that was for API kits? would you not want to multiply by 4.4?
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:13 PM   #225
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If you read all the parts of the instructions they tell you to keep it below 40 ppm, seems high to me. API tests for total nitrate which includes oxygen other test kits test for nitrate nitrogen.

NO3. Vs NO-3-N

Basically you can adjust either. Using API keep nitrates under 40 or divide by 4.4 and keep them under 10 or vise versa with other test kits.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:08 PM   #226
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If you read all the parts of the instructions they tell you to keep it below 40 ppm, seems high to me. API tests for total nitrate which includes oxygen other test kits test for nitrate nitrogen.

NO3. Vs NO-3-N

Basically you can adjust either. Using API keep nitrates under 40 or divide by 4.4 and keep them under 10 or vise versa with other test kits.
Wow, who knew. I am thinking of getting the Elos test around Christmas, or before just depends. Anybody out there use them?
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:42 AM   #227
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Updates? I'd love to see some new FTS, maybe one with the stand too?
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:38 PM   #228
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Updates? I'd love to see some new FTS, maybe one with the stand too?
Sorry for the lack of updates. Not been feeling well lately. No updates really to report tank has finally cycled, that is a big update. Have not felt well enough to go get my first coral. Will try to post some pics of the stand for you tomorrow.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:54 PM   #230
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Well went to take pics of the stand tonight...and the batteries are dead. Will post pics tomorrow. Quick question though. If a tank is stocked with just corals how often would you all be doing water changes, still once a week? And I mean just corals, no shrimp, no cuc, no fish...just corals. (really just 3-6 small frags)
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