Any one use the Salifert calcium test kit?

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  1. flamming angel

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    Hi all

    If any one uses the above test kit can you please tell me at which point do you stop adding the 1ml solution. Its says when the colour change form "pink" to "clear blue". When it first changes to blue the blue is not very clear. Do you continue adding until it becomes more clear or is that the clear blue they speak of. Let me no of your thoughts.

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  3. Suhayl

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    I add till the colour changes altogether blue. When the colour changes from pink to blue the blue isnst that clear but adding the next drop or 2 changes to clear blue.
     
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    cool man thanks for the response
     
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    Goes from a dark murky pink to a slightly hazy violet blue, not clear blue like they describe.
     
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    Yeah that the thing, as suhayl pointed out you have to add few more drops to make it clear. So you dont stop at the hazy violet but rather until it becomes more clear.
     
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    I'm also unsure so I take the reading from when it changes to that sort of cloudy blue then a couple more drops until it changes to a more clearer blue and just take the average between the two, it's close enough for me, can't be chasing exact numbers, you'll go off your head. :p

    This reminds me, The owner of Salifert is a registered member here, let me send him a PM and see if he will comment here.
     
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    viper357 directed me to this thread (thanks :) )


    The colour will change from a red/pink through purple to blue.

    The purple is actually a mixture of the initial red colour and the end colour blue.

    Once it is purple it will require one or two drops for it to become the required blue.

    Clear blue is blue without any red tinge in it, that is it is no longer purple.


    HTH :)
     
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    Hi Salifert, and WELCOME to our forum.

    Thank you for the explanation. Hope your visit here turns to many.:thumbup:
     
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    Funny you ask, just done my test and was thinking the same thing, I just settled with Vipers version.

    Hi Salifert, thanks for clearing this up for us!
     
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    Thanks for the response.
    I enjoy using your kits
     
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    Thanks Salifert. Just another question about the phosphate kit: I never got any reading, its always nul. I also read of a reefer on reefcentral having the same problem. Any advice on this?
     
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    Welcome Salifert. Awesome test kits you have :). Many thanks to you for clearing that up and many thanks to viper for forwarding the link.
     
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    I have exactly the same problem, also the resolution in the 1ml syringe is so tiny a small bit of error makes a big reading difference in your end reading, so I never really know what my Ca exactly is.

    I wish it was so clear as the ALK test ?
     
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    now we know :) .. How awesome is MASA, we just ask the owner :p
     
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    I know the phos works, tested some tap water.
     
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    :peroni:
     
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    Word!
     
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