Insta-Test Free & Total Chlorine & Chloramine Strips (Fresh Water) - LaMotte

Insta-Test Free & Total Chlorine & Chloramine Strips (Fresh Water) - LaMotte
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Insta-Test Free & Total Chlorine & Chloramine Strips (Fresh Water) - LaMotte

SKU: 208458
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15 Review(s)
$12.99
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  • Works for me. By on 6/29/2016

    I use them to test the effectiveness of the Carbon filters.
  • Dangerous. DO NOT TRUST RESULTS By on 3/5/2016

    I recently bought some chlorine test strips. I wished to verify my tap water contains chlorine and not chloramine which the pet stores always insist. What I found, besides the fact I was right, is the product is very dangerous. I am told that chlorine as low as 0.25 ppm could still kill everything in your tank. At normal 75 F water temperatures these strips state there is no chlorine when in fact there is 0.40 ppm. Almost twice the lethal amount. I have determined through experimentation the problem seems to be 2 fold. The strips only seem to react at temperatures so low they would probably kill most tropical fish. They also only report about half of what is present. I feel that it is necessary to put out this information immediately in case anyone was using aeration or activated carbon for dechlorination of aquarium water and uses this product to test the water for safety.
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    Chlorine Test Strips
    Insta-Test ANALYTIC Free & Total Chlorine
    LaMotte
    Code 3027-G
    Lot number? 5335 Expiration 11/17
    Just got these in the mail today.
    Test Conducted at Sat Mar 5 9:10 PM

    Sample 1
    ~75 F Tap Water
    Chlorine smell and taste is evident.
    Hanna Chlorine Checker reads 0.41 ppm
    Test Strips Result 0 ppm for both Free and Total Chlorine.

    Sample 2
    ~50 F Tap Water
    Chlorine smell and taste is evident.
    Hanna Chlorine Checker reads 0.80 ppm
    Test Strips Result .5 ppm for both Free and Total Chlorine.

    Sample 3
    ~110 F Tap Water
    Chlorine smell and taste is evident.
    Hanna Chlorine Checker not conducted
    Test Strips Result 0 ppm for both Free and Total Chlorine.
  • Waste of $$ By on 11/4/2015

    I used a test strip on a recent R/O batch and was happy to find no chlorine or chloramine. I then went to test my tap water and also found no chlorine or chloramine. Test fail!
  • No help By on 11/3/2015

    Test strips indicate 0 total and 0 free chlorine which is weird were on city water
  • Effective By on 10/16/2015

    The results were easy to read and agreed with my local water company.
  • Fast and easy By on 9/1/2015

    Great cost effective way to cheaply test your carbon block.
  • Did not tell me much. By on 8/30/2015

    Bought this to find out if there were and Chloramines in my RODI water. According to the test there where none, but it also read that their was no Chlorine in my tap water. Which I thought was strange.
  • Does What It Suppose To By on 4/10/2015

    Good method to check if chloramines are in your source water. A little difficult to to read, if color blind like me, but works as expected.
  • Get something else By on 4/9/2015

    I bought these strips to test my water for chloramines, to determine when to change my filters. Unfortunately, they don't seem to detect much. They don't detect any free or bound chlorine, either in my tap water or filtered water. Perhaps I just got a bad batch, if others' experiences are different, but what I have is not useful to me.
  • Works well By on 2/25/2015

    Product is relatively cheap and works well!