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Re: CO2 test kit and pH

"Wayne Jones" <waj at mnsi_net> wrote:

> Craig wrote
> Several people responded to my pH/CO2 problem. The overwhelming response was
> that my CO2 test kit was wrong. So I tested it by taking some of my "70 ppm"
> water and aerating it for about an hour with an air stone. The results: the
> aerated water measured out at 40 ppm CO2. So I'm chucking my Red Sea CO2 kit
> and just going back to using the chart. Thanks for all the input.
> Wayne says
> When I first started in this hobby I too bought this test kit. Mine turned
> turned out to be completely bogus too. Over the past few years I have never
> heard anybody ever say anything good about this test kit. I cannot imagine
> that the company that makes this product is not aware of this. Surely it is
> a simple matter to verify the test kit using known reference samples. If
> they are aware of the problems with the test kit and have done nothing to
> correct this problem would that be fraud? Why is it necessary for the
> aquarium industry to try and make a living by selling aquarium people
> products of little or no value. How much more expensive could it be to make
> a test kit that works?
> Wayne

From my own experience, and from what I've been reading on this list and 
the usenet newsgroups, exactly the same words could be applied to Red Sea's
iron test kit.

-Ivo Busko
 Baltimore, MD