Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #543

Sounds like the kit is bad.  I am using a SeaChem Iron kit and it seems to
work OK.  The powder in mine is dry and produces the same color as the
comparison scale.

k5vkq at ix_netcom.com

>From: Hoa Nguyen <nguyenh at nosc_mil>
>Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 14:16:31 -0800
>Subject: Seachem Iron test kit
>I just bought a Seachem Iron test kit yesterday.  It came with a Reference
>Solution of 0.5 ppm iron.  The problem was, neither the reference solution
>nor my aquarium water gave the purpleish results of the test comparison
>strip.  Both gave various shades of orange (the reference solution's result
>was some what purple if you really try to imagine it, but mainly orange).
>Does anyone have this kit? What were your results?  My reagent seemed
>somewhat clumpy and sticky also, not a completely dry powder.  Was it bad?