Phosphate test kit recommendations

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by Black_Raven, Feb 7, 2005.

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  1. Black_Raven

    Black_Raven Scooter Blennie

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    I'm looking for advice on what phosphate test kit to buy.  I have a Hagen kit that is 9months old and the reagent has turned yellow.  I emailed hagen and they said this can happen with time but the test kit is still good.  I'm very skeptical about this because the kit is colormetric and the yellow solution will throw off the reading.  Any suggestions on brands of phosphate kits?
     
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  3. Black_Raven

    Black_Raven Scooter Blennie

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    Doesn't anyone test for phosphates around here?
     
  4. m_lacom99

    m_lacom99 Stylophora

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    Salifert is the top choice for most reefers. then theres seachem thats pretty good to.

    Marc.
     
  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I have the SeaChem but I only think I tested for phosphates once and haven't used it since. I can't remember anything about the test. I was planning to test again soon anyway. I'll do so and let you know if it's any good.
     
  6. Blade_Runner

    Blade_Runner Gigas Clam

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    I have SeaChem too. It "seems" to be accurate.