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Date: Wed, 14 Aug 1996 15:53:41 -0500 (EST)
From: DIONIGI MALADORNO <MALADORD%A1%RNISD0 at mr_nut.roche.com>
Subject: Red Sea phosphate test
To: AQUATIC PLANTS <Aquatic-Plants at ActWin_com>
John Lobingier <jlob at wpa_net> wrote:
<<<<<Subject: Red Sea Test Kits
What is the word on the Red Sea test kits? Are they accurate? I am
considering buying the iron and phosphate test kits they have because Tetra
does not make these kits. The phosphate kit has a range of 0.1 - 3.0 ppm.
How important do you think phosphate testing is for a planted tank? If you
have any experience with Red Sea iron, phosphate, KH, GH, and CO2 tests
please tell me what you think. Thank you>>>>>
The Red Sea phosphate test I purchased two years ago was giving me false
positives, since it also reads silicates. Other available tests do not do
that, but I do not have updated information. Check with other manufacturers.
I replaced it with a HACH test.