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Old 08-20-2013, 01:31 PM   #1
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Kh level

Can someone please tell me the perfect level of kh in a marine tank,I've been told its the most important one to test.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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Hi there

Really it's down to personal preference but I would say A rough guideline would be between
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:31 PM   #3
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Im sorry but can you tell ke what kh stands for, thanks
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Thank you for this, mine sitting at 10, so mine should be ok then
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I've got the Hagen master test kit and when did the kh test it took 10 drops to turn the correct colour.still not sure what level I'm at.
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Either it is 1dKH per drop or .5meq/l per drop, depending on what they use. But, using a wee bit of detective work, it is likely dKH because 10dKH is more lekely than 5meq/l (which is 14dKH).
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Here's a question on the kits...I use the API kit (yeah, I know)...and after 8 drops, it turns from blue to a green-ish hue, then after 9-10 it turns completely yellow. Is the reading supposed to be taken when it starts to change from blue, or when it turns all yellow?
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Do yourself a favor and get a better test kit. API is garbage.
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Here's a question on the kits...I use the API kit (yeah, I know)...and after 8 drops, it turns from blue to a green-ish hue, then after 9-10 it turns completely yellow. Is the reading supposed to be taken when it starts to change from blue, or when it turns all yellow?
Completely yellow.
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