Salifert Potassium(K+) Test Kits

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  1. Pete

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    Hi all, just thought I would share that I have received my Potassium test kit today and oh boy so easy to use and read this is much better than theshit redsea pro test kit and the easier to read than the KZ potassium test kit. Will do A short review tomorrow if I get a chance. A big :thumbup: to Salifert for a nice easy to use test kit and thank you Aquarium Depot for bringing them in so quick
     
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  3. williet

    williet Look at the shiny LEDs!!!

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    Agree!!! Just used mine and wow! It is easy and simple!
     
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    Does it come with a reference sample? Can someone verify its accuracy? Really keen to get one if it is accurate. @williet, i see u are in Durbs, have you tested Durban nsw with it?
     
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    would be nice to see the kit and sample, prob with most potassium test kits is that its a turbidity test, so we have to use our eyes to gauge the turbidity of the sample, and if you colour blind, wont work :)
     
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    @williet , Which LFS did you buy your test kit from? I've also been hunting for the salifert (K+) kit at durbs
     
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    Hi Irrie

    It is VERY accurate ! I have used KZ Potassium Kit and the red sea.
    KZ is renowned for being hard to read. The red sea is just KAK (And the most expensive).

    The Salifert cost me about R200 From Marco the Waterboy

    And yes, I have tested it on nsw and it was spot on ! ~390 ppm

    Check this link on a review!

    First look at the Salifert Potassium test 'in the wild' - Reef Central Online Community
     
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    Oh yeah Seahunter - Chat to Marco from The waterboy
     
  9. williet

    williet Look at the shiny LEDs!!!

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    @dallasg it is not a turbidity test If you see the review it changes colour as you add drops of the reagent !
     
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    Ok thanks a mil Williet , I will call him today
     
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    Thanks Williet. Now just to decide whether I actually need it.
     
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    Irrie - You know you want it !
     
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    :lol:

    Seriously though, the function of potassium has not been proven as neccescary in our systems, even though in nutrient poor systems it has been noted to darken some colours (IIRC blues & purples). Again, whether it is what we want or what the corals NEED is very debatable.
     
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