So, a few things...
Did my weekly water change with IO reef crystals and decided to check the water with my pinpoint PH meter - 7.95. So, there's one issue. I need to add Aquavitro to the mix water from now on.
Isn't salt mix supposed to be at the right PH?
Next, I had my water tested by a reputable LFS
. The guy actually gives good advice and seems to know what he's doing.
6 Nitrate 30 PH 8.4 MG
I then tested at home
12 Nitrate 7-10 PH 8.21 MG
How can the same API tests be so off? I don't know. It's either user error or bad reagents. I will have my wife (a lab scientist) test the nitrate and MG
again. Since I use a meter that I calibrated less than a week ago, I trust my PH. The Red Sea MG
test we use is difficult but I think I followed the directions to a tee.
Any ideas other than replacing kits?
I was all set to finally get some coral frags and the LFS
's test results stopped me.