Milwaukee MI412

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  1. Pete

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    So I ordered myself the Milwaukee MI412 low range phosphate colorimeter and whooo hooo it has finaly arrived from the USA it had being lying at the post office at O R Tambo for almost two weeks and they would not let us collect it there, but thats fine as I have finaly received it. Here is a pic
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  3. Jaak

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    NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    How does it work Pete?
     
  5. Monti

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    Nice toy
     
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    Nice toy congrats...Let us know how it works...
     
  7. Pete

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    It is a great little toy! Thanks guys. So you put 10ml water from tank in the vial, then put vial with sample in the meter so that you can zero the meter, once that has been done you remove the sample and add your regent to it sirl it a bit to desolve the powder, put it back in the meter and push the read button on the meter counts down 3min for you and then gives you a reading. I reads from 0.00 to 2.50 mg/l no more guess work and so easy to use. No more counting 6 of this and 4 of that and a level spoon of this. One small packet of powder (regent ) throw it all in and trala
     
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    Awesome toy there Pete! How much did it set you back?
     
  9. Pete

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    Mek the meter cost me R1872 it comes with 100 regents. I also ordered an extra 100 regents for R180 and then the shipping cost R462 so in total R2514.

    Well worth the money tested my tank water with the meter and phos undetectable then used the salifert test kit and the TM test kit and got a reading of 0.01 on both

    Tested another source of water with the meter and the TM test kit meter 2.50mg/l flashing indicating that the reading is to high for it to read and the TM showed 3mg/l also of the charts.
     
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    @Pete, Does the Milwaukee unit and reagent read saline water accurately. The reason i ask is that the Hanna C99 photometer does not read salt water accurately due to the density. Most meters and reagents are made for fresh water. This might explain the variance you have in your readings.
     
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    Hey nemo I did do an enquiry before I purchased and yes you can use it on salt water. I was looking at the hanna meter and that was one of the reasons I went with the Milwaukee
     
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    interesting toy.

    So you got 200 regents.
    200 tests done weekly for me is 4 years...

    Are you going to do a business "PO4 testing technician for hire"
     
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    Thanks Pete, Good to know.:thumbup:
     
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    hi

    Hi bra pls pm me as i need you to order one for me
     
  15. Pete

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    PM sent
     
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    Awsome toy !
     
  17. Pete

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    Thanks Frans
     
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    Pete,

    why did you go for the Milwaukee and not Hanna, it would have been about the same price and most reefers use the Hanna?
     
  19. Pete

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    Hey Mo the hanna goes for around R2500 without regents and the hanna one has a few more interfearances also just liked the milwaukee more got excelent service from the guys. My questions where answered promtly
     
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    I Saw It On Ebay For R1300, Without Shipping Looks Cool
     
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    I paid about R2000 for the Hanna including reagents and shipping. Shipping worked out less for the Hanna because I bought a few items.
     
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