Get your Water tested profesionally

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by Jason McKenzie, Dec 19, 2007.

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  1. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Camilsky Montipora Capricornis

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    Very good idea! Whole test set costs around 85-100$. Moreover, hobbyist test are inaccurate (around 10% accuracy) and require at least 2-3 repetitions.
     
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    wouldnt it be cheaper to have a tds meter, refugium, and supps?
     
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    I don't understand how will a TDS meter, Refugium and Supps tell you how much Potassium, Boron, etc. it in your water?

    As Boron is a common 'filler' in cheap salts, I thought it would be cool to know how much is in you tank fooling you ALK tests

    J
     
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    Great Service! Just wish they worked with an overseas address...
     
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    if they test for biological enzymes that would initiate problems such as diseases, then yea its a good idea
    but i do all my own tests for the same stuff they do, so its no interest to me, different stokes for different folks. good info though. kudos
     
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    Hey reef_guru,
    Do you have a retail source for Boron testing? and for Potassium are you using the Korallen Zucht kit? I hate that kit. The reading is way to subjective.
     
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    Sweet thanks. I didn't know Salifert made a boron test kit.

    the Potassium test only reads up to 50 ppm or am I reading the link wrong?

    J