In need of assistance with test kits and hannas.

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  1. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Good thought. Are you able to check the Salifert standard in the Hanna?
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I know the frustration.

    Not as much PE and some burnt tips.

    I will probably buy a Red Sea Alk as well, I am just that nerdy.

    Yup, thought of that so I used an untouched new vial from the new Ca kit that comes with two. I rinse vials with RO/DI and wipe them down before testing.

    Excellent idea, and will do.

    Another excellent idea and will do.


    Just the kind of assistance I was looking for, forest through the trees type of thinking.

    Thanks very much all.
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Let us know how what you find
     
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    You all just saved me from buying the Hanna .ca checker!! Thanks!
     
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    Yeah I meant to warn Cheryl about it but she just buys things without researching them.lol:p
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Remember I am stealth like a cheetah. :eek:
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So I used the control for the Salifert in the Hanna Alk meter, measure out very close to the control.

    Realized I was reading the syringe wrong!!!!!!!! There I said it, and I do not want to see or hear one word/post about it. :mad::p Especially after my little post about how much more careful I am than most LFS employees. Yeah that came back to bite me. :confused:

    Magnus, I actually like the Hanna Ca Checker very much and it appears accurate if you use it correctly. :rolleyes:
     
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    I just got the Alk checker yesterday and I read the syringe wrong as well.
     
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    I'll think about it. They seem to be very sensitive with the cleanness of the little tubes. What makes these Infrared light tests read inaccurate though? For the CA one, for example.

    Maaaan.... acuacave for sure is taking their seweeeeeet time shipping my new lights out to me. No shipping updates since the 27th that I ordered them. I'm getting impatient.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    My error was using the wrong syringe. I have multiple test kits and about 5 syringes. Lastly when you fill the 10 cc container you have to be very precise regarding where the meniscus is. The little tips to the syringes are there for a reason, I was basically just being sloppy and not using the tips for measurement or really focusing on the level of the meniscus in the tubes.

    If I had to choose between drop test kits and Hanna I would definitely pick Hanna, but always have a back up old style test kit.

    I use both my hydrometer and refractomer to measure, my hydrometer is spot on (although I have had ones that were off by a lot).