I recently got Salifert kits for everything I test (I chose these because of advice on this board).
My old test kits (can't remember which ones now) were always difficult to judge color change etc. One of the things I assumed was reported wrongly was PH
- it always came out about 8.0 any time of the day.
However the new Salifert kit reports the same - 8.0.
Other parameters seem OK - Amm.=0, Nitrite=0,Nitrate=1-2,PO4
I've got clown fish, a fat, healthy yellow tang, reef chromis, brittle star, shrimp, mushroom corals, various polyps - everything seem happy and is growing well.
But I can't seem to get the PH
up. I dose everyday with Kalk
(I know the calcium is a bit low but I'm slowly getting this up).
I can't really believe that BOTH kits give the same wrong value. Getting the water tested at the LFS
is NOT an option (my LFS
would have difficulty RECOGNISING water, let alone testing it!).