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Old 02-17-2010, 08:56 PM   #1
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Test kit for color blind?

yeah i can't tell on these dang things any kits with vastly different colors for the levels?
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:15 AM   #2
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After talking with someone that is color blind and really into aquariums I found out that all tests seem to cause problems to a degree for him. He found someone to help read the tests. They don't have to actually know what the tests are showing just the colors.
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:31 PM   #3
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Salt or Fresh water?
I'm color blind (blue/green) but have trouble using the Salifert test kits which have a sharp color change. You then read how much tiration fluid is left in the syringe and you have your reading.
A pH meter works for that.
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Same here... I lucked out, my wife can see colors quite well. im red/green colorblind which makes it very hard on my api kit to distinguish some of the results on ammonia and nitrate, and sometimes ph.
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im red green also, i practically can't see green

This is for fresh water
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:39 AM   #6
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I'm not colorblind, but I find the API nitrate test kit is kinda hard to tell when the level gets over 10... I know I'm at 20 because a 50% wc brings me back to10, but I would still like to be able to know the right way.
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I had trouble telling the reading with the API test kits but found the Hagen ones much easier to read.
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I had trouble telling the reading with the API test kits but found the Hagen ones much easier to read.
good to know thanks
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That hagen was for FW or SW?
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On the hagen liquid tests, it says it is for both fresh and salt water. Not sure if it really is sufficient for salt though..
But I must say, even with me not being colour-blind, I find both Hagen and API colours tough to figure out!!
Maybe its just me...
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