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Old 07-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Testing water

Can anyone help with Red Sea test kits, all the test are fine but doin what says todo with the nitrate kit and saying its off the radar I no waters good as just upgraded more the double in size three days ago and every time I've used kit it always says its high but when get lfs to test it's fine so what am I doin wrong as doing what it tells me and waiting the 9 mins but it changes within few min
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:23 PM   #2
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Either your test kit is expired or you might have missed some steps in the instruction. Test vial must be rinsed properly and water must be at exact level and free from contamination even with fingers.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:45 PM   #3
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Test kits new and checked date, read how doit every time do test so can't be that and wash them out straight away after use so dry for next time. Only thing I can think is not shaking bottle one enought
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Make sure test kit is what you intend to use it for like it might be for fresh water only and vice versa.
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It's the marine care test kit so should b the right one
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:23 PM   #6
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It really meant shake vigorously like water would spell if cap is not tight.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:04 PM   #7
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Yeah done it was still high, goin get more water from shop so can test it see if any readings as only just upgraded from 125 lt to 300 lt and only used about 75% of old water so wouldn't think it was high and all other test were good
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Did you reuse the old substrate or replaced with new sand?
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:55 AM   #9
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New sand with few cups of old
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:21 AM   #10
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I would get another brand just for nigrate. But then since it is an upgraded tank it is expected with high nitrate while cycling.
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