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Old 03-18-2007, 01:09 PM   #1
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Does anyone have experience with Omega test kits?

The company appears to be engineering firm providing electronic devices and test kits to major companies. Anyway, they have an iron test strip that measures iron levels at 0, 0.02, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 2.0, 5.0 PPM. You can get 25 strips for $14. Kind of steep, but if accurate they may be worth the price. www.omega.com
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Re: Does anyone have experience with Omega test kits?

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The company appears to be engineering firm providing electronic devices and test kits to major companies. Anyway, they have an iron test strip that measures iron levels at 0, 0.02, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 2.0, 5.0 PPM. You can get 25 strips for $14. Kind of steep, but if accurate they may be worth the price. www.omega.com
There's extremely poor correlation between Fe and plant growth via water column test methods.

Thus the test kit does not tell you what is bioavailable to the plant, and is pretty much useless for plant tank purposes.

Work on CO2 measurement instead.


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