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Old 08-30-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Am I winning a battle??

Lot of people know my nitrates have been high. I just tested and it looks to be ~20. I don't have the card...... But does it?
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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Id say thats much higher than 20. 20 is orange. that looks almost red.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:39 PM   #3
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From API website.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:46 PM   #4
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It looks red in the pic. Thats weird. It's a lot more orange in person....... It looks exactly like 20 if in a very well lit area. Is that how your supposed to look at it?
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Dude, do some research....
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Read the test results by comparing the color of the solution to the appropriate Nitrate Color Card (choose either Fresh water or Salt water). The tube should be viewed in a well-lit area against the white area of the card. The closest match indicates the ppm (mg/L) of nitrate in the water sample.
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I know it's in a well lit area but what I was wondering was if it would make a difference if you held it right up against the bulb because it looks like 20 when I do that and 30 when it's "well lit".
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Lol just in a lit area not up against a light. Of corse that would make it lighter in color. I'd say your above 20. Probably in the 40 area.
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