Is anyone familiar with the Salifert KH
I am very confused with the directions. I performed the test just fine, but to read the KH
or alkalinity value you can use the table they provide or calculate the reading in step 5 times 16 for KH
or times 5.71 for Alk
So if your not familiar with salifert your probably lost, but what I can't understand is, if you use the table they provide the readings are way way different from the calculated readings, if your multiplying by 16 and so forth.
So whats going on here is: the reading in step 5, as mentioned above, is the amount of KH
reagent left in the syringe, after you've achieved the desired color,which is a orange red or pink color. So I have .18ml of KH
reagent left in the syringe. If I use the table they provided then I take the .18ml and read right across the chart. This gives me 13.1 for a KH
value in dKH
. Reading straight across the chart this also gives me an alkalinity reading of 4.69 in meq/L...OK so thats using the table.
Now using the calculation method
If I were to multiply the .18ml by 16 to give me a KH
, the value is 2.88. SO this make no sense! The chart/table says I have 13.1 for a KH
and the calculations say 2.88 KH
. To calculate for Alk
in meq/L the directions say to multiply my .18ml by 5.71. So that gives me about 1.03 Alk
in meq/L. The table says I have 4.69meq/L.
So obviously these readings are way different and Im way confused. How do you know what your reading are and what is the recommended levels?
Thanks for any help!!