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Old 01/10/2008, 03:06 PM
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OK, now an ALK question !!!

I just ordered a new test kit.. It reads in PPM of alk..
I am used to KH and meg/l ....
but what PPM should I read !
I normally keep mine @ 9.0kh
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Old 01/10/2008, 03:11 PM
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They're likely equating ppm and meq/L as the same thing.

What brand?
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Old 01/10/2008, 03:18 PM
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Man, I never was good at chemistry. I once made blueberry jam when everyones test tube just turned pink!
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Old 01/10/2008, 03:23 PM
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I heard somewhere that Salifert was having problems-- so I ordered this just to test against salifert..
Guess I can also ask in chem forum..
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Old 01/10/2008, 03:51 PM
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Randy got back to me in chem forum..
1 meg/l = 2.8 dkh=50 ppm
Nice! but man, I would like to have a cross reference "table"
So for 9kh,, I will read 160ppm ... right?
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Old 01/10/2008, 04:27 PM
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After 2 tests seem like they are pretty far apart! Lamotte reads 120ppm Salifert read 9kh..
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Old 01/10/2008, 05:59 PM
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Salifert 9kh - La Motte 6.7
Hmmmm, Guess one has to go! I was wondering if I had not been warned.. Salifert needs to go.
Alk added 15min ago and polips are already coming back out on my millie!!
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Old 01/10/2008, 06:30 PM
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Charlie, out of curiosity, what is the serial number on your Salifert alkalinity test solutions?
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Old 01/10/2008, 06:42 PM
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Ind -0607-e
kh reg. is 0507-d
I am 99.999999% sure something is wrong with it..
it reads alot higher that it should.
Soon after adding alk, SPS look better!!!
Not sure , but feel that I lost clams due to this
and a few SPS rare frags!!!

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Old 01/10/2008, 07:58 PM
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PH has also gone back up ..
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Old 01/10/2008, 09:35 PM
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0507-d
Thats the most recent batch that many people have been claiming is bunk. I've got one of those alkalinity kits as well, though I haven't tried it yet since I have finished my last kit . . . not exactly how I like to spend my $17.99
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:37 PM
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well, i about lost everything in my tank till i realized i had a kit reading 6.0 to high, i thought i was running 12.DKH turned out it was 6 you should see my live rock was nice and purple not its brownish-working on getting it back to purple though
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Old 01/11/2008, 12:00 PM
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Reefy, was yours 0507-d ??
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:40 PM
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:08 PM
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Reefy, was yours 0507-d ??
One of the LFS had some of that batch, so I suspect that more than a few of us bought it
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:21 PM
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have any of you guys tried to return these defective test kits to the store you bought them from? i'd be curious if they would honor it like most places do with defective equipment.
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