wow and i thought my nitrates were high

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by skyvern2130, Mar 1, 2013.

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  1. skyvern2130

    skyvern2130 Stylophora

    Jun 27, 2012
    Punta Gorda FL
    so i did a test kit with my api and a test kit with the new red sea i just got.
    well lets say this the results were a big surprise.

    my api read - 20-40ppm
    so i did the low range test for my nitrates with red sea (keep in mind when doing high rang you do 1 ml tank water and 15ml ro/di water)
    i did the 16ml tank water well it landed on 2pp-4ppm, well im going to say its 3ppm. this was just a huge slap in the face i did the red sea kit twice just to make sure i didnt screw up. still same results
    ill stick with my red sea kits and my salifert kit for now im sold lol

    on a side note free api nitrate kit anyone lol
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  3. skurious

    skurious Sailfin Tang

    Jun 22, 2009
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Those api kits have me all srewed up. My nitrates read about 20ppm, so in reality i probably have around 3 like you. Thats why I just placed an order for all new salifert test kits. cant wait to see how out of wack my calcium, and alk is because of api.