I just got a magnesium test kit off Amazon made by Salifert. After adding regent two (the powder with the tiny spoon) my sample (2 ml water) goes immediately to blue... There's no purple or pink or anything for the sample to change FROM as you add regent 3 basically as the result I'm aiming for is already there.
Now, I realize that MAYBE my water is crazy high full of magnesium so I have run this test on
1)my aquarium water
2)my tap water
All with them turning blue immediately
I googled a youtube video of someone demonstrating how to do the test and although I can't understand the language I CAN watch and see they are adding things just like me, but they are getting a pink/purple starting color in their vial.
Does anyone have experience with this test and possibly I am mixing something wrong?
I have looked at how to contact Salifert to see if the test is bad and it looks like this isn't going to ever happen.
My test is marked to expire 10/2016 and the package is labeled as NEW (I think this means the new tests require 5 drops of regent 1 and 2 ml of water)