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Old 12-19-2016, 07:49 AM   #1
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API calcium test kit question

Hi, does anyone use this testkit? Maybe in reef keeping?

I'm unsure when to stop testing and the blue change has gone through.
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Yea I have used the test many times.
10 drops part one ,then you count the drops till color change.
You are using for FW? I am not sure how that will go?

Here is a good video...
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Great info, many thanks. I'll watch back at home where I can play with sound.


Yes, using it for freshwater and not quite sure what I'm up to. I'm only getting half what the shop is getting (unless they are taking a gh reading - will have to check). Still getting myself sorted on this test.
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I never trusted it as it always took way to many drops to change ,
than I went to the sulfert kit
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With the API each drop is 20 ppm, so it may be to 'heavy' for accurate freshwater.
I am sure^^ means Salifert whose test actually is accurate in FW also.
http://www.salifert.com/instructions...calcium_nv.pdf
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Many thanks - I'll check this one out as well.
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