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Re: Red Sea vs Tetra nitrate test kit
Do you have Red Sea Nitrate kit II. If so there are 2
ways to measure nitrate, use the powder method. This
is the most accurate of the 2 tests.
Roxanne Bittman wrote:
> I recently ran out of my old Tetra nitrate test kit,
> read my two tanks at about 10-12ppm (I think Tetra
reads in ppm; they
> sure don't tell you that!).
> So, I purchased something local - Red Sea's nitrate
> Then, I read all the bad posts on this kit; too
> I tested my tanks and they test as 5ppm or half of
the amount given
> by the Tetra kit (at the same time; I had a little
left of the Tetra
> so compared them).
> Which to believe? I guess it's going to have to be
Lamotte in the
> Roxanne Bittman
Don't feel alone. I have had trouble with Red Sea
tests also. And I
just tossed an old Wardley Nitrate kit that said my
nitrates were 10
times the level that my Seachem test kit showed. The
Seachem Nitrite &
Nitrate test kit includes a vial of 10mg/l water for
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