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Old 10-15-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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Freshwater test kit

Hi everyone,

Can u use the API freshwater test kit to test my water?
It has the same bottles in it..
Nitrate nitrite and amonia and ph..
Si whats the difference?
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They will come out as different colors but really there isn't any difference. You can approximate the concentration but the color but without the color card you can't be precise.
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They will come out as different colors but really there isn't any difference. You can approximate the concentration but the color but without the color card you can't be precise.

How does amonia reading will change if im testing salt water and bot fresh water ?
The salt chabges the color?
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The ammonia test gets cloudy and will have a slightly greenish tint when its at 0
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If memory serves me, the API pH test for FW is the low range (about 6-8) and will not go high enough for SW where you need 7-9. If it is the wide range test, you don't really want that as each colour is 0.5pH difference, not accurate enough.
The API website does have a colour chart print off for their FW test ammonia used in SW.
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The api test kit has both high range and low range test kits. The same high range one is included in both of the api master kits.
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