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Old 11-30-2014, 08:48 PM   #1
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Testing?

So I have been testing with api for calcium and kh. I won a Hannah checker in a raffle but I'm not sure if I'm using it right the syringes confuse me I don't know if I'm doing it right. My Hannah checker and my api kit differ a lot. I'm reading 380 with api and 460 with Hannah? I have been dosing calcium trying to get from 380 to 440 but no matter how much I dose it won't go above 380/400 I dont have to much sps so no reason why it shouldn't raise? Can some one explain how to properly use the syringes please?

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Old 11-30-2014, 09:13 PM   #2
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I think sniper Hank uses (or has used) the Hannah cal tester, try shooting him a pm


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See if this helps. The thing about calcium tests, is that you can't really make it simple.
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I think I got it now. I talked to the guy at my lfs. I'll check the vid to be sure. I was just confused on the syringes. The other thing I don't like is the reagent packets get reagent caught in the corners but I was able to peel the packet down the sides on my second test attempt to be sure to get 99% of the reagent. Now I think I got it down it said 447 on my second test which seems more like what I feel is in my system. It still differs drastically from api but everyone says these Hanna checkers are on point so I'm confident it's correct. Thanks a lot guys I appreciate all the help over the past year. Both of you and a few others Mr x as well don't even know how much you've helped me out. I'm almost a year in and I have gained a wealth of knowledge about the hobby. My last big bang is the calcium reactor I just bought but I don't plan on integrating it for a while I still need to save some$ first. While I'm talking about it do rather of you know what exact model this Korilla is by chance? I bought it used and want to replace the lid for the reactor with one that has a ph probe holder.

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