who would you trust?....

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by Swisswiss, Jul 13, 2015.

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  1. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    I'm going through the same thing with alk. Two tests saying different things. Sounds like you are pretty sure that both tests are inaccurate. In my case I ordered an alk refractometer. In your case seems like either a test from an outside trusted source, or getting a new test kit.
     
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  3. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    I've had individual tests from Red Sea kits go bad early, with Nitrate and Ammonia being the most common. Agree with the others- get a third opinion, or better, a higher quality test kit..
     
  4. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    which brand would you suggest Mr. B
     
  5. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    If the tank is healthy, the off the chart test is wrong.

    You can have 0 nitrates and algae in the tank still, it is just consuming all available nitrates and the tank is nitrate limited. Test for phosphates, you may have them.
     
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