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Old 05-04-2013, 06:47 PM   #11
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I dip them then use a syringe to remove water to the line, the one on the far right is a little lower because they leak a bit when shaken
Yes the API caps leave a lot to be desired! A member here (Dmolavi) is able to source good quality STOPPERS for the API test tubes. I ordered a bunch through him and swear by them. No leaks means no more chemicals on my fingers
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:30 PM   #12
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Yeah iv checked there in date all the tests still are in date and as far the stoppers iv started just using my finger to cap it while i shake it then putting he cap on after and washing my hands straight away while im waiting for the colour to develop
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:38 PM   #13
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What's your test read now? I would read the directions again and see what you get. Shake vigorously!
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:31 PM   #14
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In the book it says not to use your finger to cap it because it can contaminate it that way as well
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:35 PM   #15
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Yeah iv checked there in date all the tests still are in date and as far the stoppers iv started just using my finger to cap it while i shake it then putting he cap on after and washing my hands straight away while im waiting for the colour to develop
That explains your test result. Your finger has ammonia lol kd
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These are the stoppers that will not leak:

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I've replaced all my api caps with them.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:59 AM   #17
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I need to get some of those
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How much are they and where can I get them
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How much are they and where can I get them
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http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...es-247620.html
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I would just buy more reliable test kits like Red Sea Pro, Salifert. I stopped using API years ago because of inaccuracy just like you are experiencing
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