How to use tropica marine test kits?

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by Raven, 9 May 2008.

  1. Raven

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    Hi guys,
    This is going to sound extremly dumb....

    I've bought myself a CA test kit from tropic marine, but i don't really understand the instructions that well, I've asked 2 other guys - both with different answers....

    Now for the part which I don't understand:
    As you know you get that yellow tip thingies to put on the syringe.
    Lets say i need to suck 5ml into the syringe, must the solution in syringe be to the 5ml mark, or only the bottom sucking part of the syringe - there are some air trap in the syringe,and the yellow tip thingy compensate for the air bubble in the syringe?

    hope this makes sense....
     
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    The air is cool. You take the measurement at the bottom of the black O-ring and NOT at the fluid level.

    HTH.
     
  4. Raven

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    Thanks! This is what i thought, but some people told me that one must take the air out, and measure from the fluid... ai toggie tog.

    but thanks.
    where are you in the world - long time no see....
     
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    Well it is true in general when working with Syringes. But not in this case.

    I don't work at the bank anymore. Moved on to an insurance company. Much better environment IMO. Tell Jason I say howzit.
     
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    As Gali said, generally on most syringes you look at the fluid but our test kit manufactureres make it easier for us ;) Basically if 0 seems to be where the base of the syringe is (ie. not including the tip etc) then they have already compensated for the tip etc.
     
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