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Old 03-25-2014, 04:48 PM   #81
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Haha! I don't think you can easily buy it there either!
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Ebay is scary and wonderful at the same time....
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:16 PM   #83
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Yeah I just had a bad experience with eBay yesterday and today! Problem resolved though... kinda
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Buying it seems easy, getting into country I'm having trouble with

Half this stuff seems available here but as high end chemistry supplies which cost a lot.
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Ok so a bit of an interesting update on the whole nitrite testing issue I raised. So not knowing the nitrite concentration Dr. Hovanec used in that YouTube video was really starting to bug me. So I decided to leave comment on the YouTube site asking for the nitrite concentration he used in his experiment and his view on the starting point for the level of Nitrite that would be required to result in a false zero reading. Much to my surprise I received an answer in less than 24 hours. Here is the response that I got from him (or at least a DrTimsAquatics representative)

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The concentration was 30 mg/L nitrite-nitrogen.

The value were kits begin to give false reading is generally anything above the maximum value on their scale. But the scale is different for each kit.
For verification purposes this is on the public comment section of the YouTube video.

Since his concentration is based on the nitrogen scale it needs to be converted to the ion scale. So if my math is right this would be equivalent to a reading of 98.5 on an API test or any other ion based test. Talk about a cycle gone wrong!! I guess I would have preferred if the sample he used contained a concentration closer to something we would expect to see during a cycle. It would have made his point much stronger!

I have an email into Mars/API but haven't heard back yet. I will post the response if I get one.
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Daaang Rak nice work!!!

Awesome on the eBay link but too expensive for me to buy just to mess around with But good to know I CAN get it
Edit: I bought Sodium Nitrite instead
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I'm learning so much from this thread!
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Daaang Rak nice work!!!

Awesome on the eBay link but too expensive for me to buy just to mess around with But good to know I CAN get it
Edit: I bought Sodium Nitrite instead
Look around ebay they sell them as low as $5. I just grab the first link that came up. Nice job on this thread
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If you have the vile rested on something or touching your background the colour will also appear darker. This is why so many people can't match the colours in the first place. If the light reflects back through the vile it seems to create contrast in the vile. Also earlier someone mention how your cycle would stall because you add baking soda and such to adjust your ph. Generally if you ph is below 6 or above 9 it will slow down or stall out.
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They sell some! It is used as a dry fertilizer.
Greenleafaquariums.com also
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