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Old 11-30-2012, 02:05 AM   #11
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I've only got that color yellow for 0 nitrates. Even w/ 0 ammonia (tested RO/DI water before) it has always had a yellowish lime color. For nitrites it's the same as yours with the sky blue.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:18 AM   #12
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**** yours is really yellow. I am thinking mine is 0 since i never have had any nitrite after cycling, otherwise i have a .25 ammonia 0 nitrite 40nitrate ppm forever :/ wouldnt make sense
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:38 AM   #13
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It was for freshwater, and they have a different color card system.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:46 AM   #14
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Yup sorry to confuse things, good info for me to learn as I'm starting saltwater soon too
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:11 AM   #15
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Also be sure your Lfs is not using out dated filters
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:39 AM   #16
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To get accurate results from ALL test kits, you have to compare colors out doors in natural sun light, makes all the difference in the world
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:27 PM   #17
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To get accurate results from ALL test kits, you have to compare colors out doors in natural sun light, makes all the difference in the world
Most test kits suggest moderate natural lighting so by a window etc, so not outside necessarily. Outside would probably give an overly transparent color with direct sunlight.
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When you get down to the numbers we want to see, especially in reefs, it becomes really difficult to accurately gauge based on the color strips. I finally broke down and bought a $50 Hanna meter for phosphates. It was an excellent decision.
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1+ on the hana I just ordered mine...
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:54 PM   #20
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Look at it this way...a $50 reliable tester to save $1000 in coral and fish.
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