Re: Red Sea Fish Pharm Test Kit

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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.
I have not had good luck with the Red Sea Fish Pharm plant care kit. (Fe &
Co2). The kit does not have an expiration date on it and may be too old.
Basically it gives no reaction.

-Bill Brady

- Bill Brady ... Harwood Maryland USA