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Old 03-06-2014, 04:46 PM   #1
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Hanna Phosphorus Ultra Low Range Tester

Hi all, just bought a Hanna Phosphorus Ultra Low Range Tester, does anyone know the ideal reading for a PHOSPHORUS test? Is it the same as a reading for phosphate, as low as possible. Thanks Glenn
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The lower the better but I think you don't actually want it to be 0... are you checking PO4 as well? Why check P?
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Hi, I watched a YouTube video, and the guy on there said for a reef tank it was better to test for phosphorus than for phosphate? Apparently it gives a more indepth reading for your tank!! Thanks
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Sorry I didn't answer your question, I'm not testing for po4
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Interesting. I haven't read a lot about it - I'll have to search it out. I wonder if the P test only reads phosphorus ions, or does it account for phosphates as well, in aggregate with P ions. I can understand the desire to understand total P, just not sure how much of a benefit there is is in testing for it.
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He said something about phosphates could be reading close to zero, but, that you wouldn't really know the true reading, as the phosphorus molecules attach themselves to oxygen in the water and become phosphates!
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You tube hanna phosphate checker, verses hanna phosphorus
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I use the Hanna PO4 checker... I will check out the youtube videos, thanks!
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No problem, thanks for the chat
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If you come up with any more info on the subject, please let me know. Thanks
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