Test kit dilution

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  1. naptalene

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    Hi all,

    tried searching but haven't found it. How much do you dilute a test by to get a finer reading? Read it somewhere I'm sure.

    My Hagen PO4 :006: test kit's lowest reading is 0.25. Currently under that and want to fine check it.

    Cheers
     
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  3. Mike

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    It will depend on each individual test kit, it should say on the instructions.
     
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    naptalene

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    You'd think so:whistling:

    Thanks, I'll check again
     
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    Well, you'd hope so:lol:
     
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    don't know
    rather get a better test kit
    if you want to test phos get a deltec phos test kit best one on the market IMO
     
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    Alternatively, Naptalene - take a water sample to a fellow reefer, or your LFS, who might have a better phosphate test-kit, or an electronic phospate test-metre....
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Yeah, the Hagen range of test kits are not the best to use.
     
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    Thanks y'all

    About to run out of the PO4 tests anyway LOL(or swear - whichever)

    Will check out the deltec stuff.

    What digital meters are there? Not being funny, but I"m border-line tone blind so really battle with all these colour scale tests. The Tunze PH meter has been a God-send. Are they REALLY expenzive? What brands?
     
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    HANNA looking at 10k (test every thing)
     
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