Red Sea produces a line of kits they call the Reef Foundation kits including Calcium, Alkalinity and Magnesium. Providing a balance of these elements promotes proper coral health and growth.
Red Sea Magnesium Pro Test Kit Includes:
- 100 tests
- Accuracy: ±10 ppm
- Range: ∞
- Test Type: Titrator
- Affordable reagent refills
A successful coral reef aquarium depends on how well you maintain the water parameters which are the key to a stable coral environment. All of the elements found in natural seawater play a role in providing optimal water parameters, but some are more significant than others. These elements, the foundation of the reef environment, include the three major elements: Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg) and Carbonates (CO3). All three have a major effect on water chemistry (pH stability, Alkalinity, ionic strength) and on many of the coral’s biological processes (skeleton formation, ions exchange, photosynthesis).
The foundation elements complement each other in the formation of coral skeleton. If not balanced correctly one of the elements will quickly limit healthy coral growth. Using Red Sea test kits will allow you to accurately measure these levels and guide you on your path to reefing success.
Nice test kit By Ian on 5/28/2017Ian would recommend this product to a friendIt does exactly what it is supposed to do. My only problem is the same with all test kits, I want a number instead of guessing between the shades of color.
Consistently produces off the chart readings By Matthew on 4/25/2017Matthew wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis test kit is consistently giving me readings that are off the chart. I thought my test procedure might be at fault, but I consulted the reef forums and watched a number of different YouTube videos including the one put out by Red Sea. I have repeated the test numerous times now, and I am confident that my procedure is correct.
My next thought was that my Mg levels really happened to be this high, so I decided to test a batch of fresh SW I mixed up the previous day. It gave me almost identical readings. This was with Fritz RPM salt mix, but I also saw the same results with Aqua Forrest Reef Salt. I took a sample from my DT to a well-known reef store in my area, and they measured 1500 ppm using Salifert. Still somewhat surprisingly high considering I have never dosed magnesium in this tank, but at least it was not off the chart high. Many others in the forums reported similar experiences with this test kit. Given the loads of positive reviews, I have to assume that not every kit has this problem. Beware though that some of them either have an issue with the titrants, or perhaps the test simply is not accurate at the far end of the range.
Excellent Test Kit By mjsnskg on 3/21/2017mjsnskg would recommend this product to a friendLove the Red Sea case and syringe holder. Easy to use once you get the hang of it.
Works good, just not as easy as Salifert. By David on 1/18/2016David would recommend this product to a friendThis is a quality test kit. I reallly like the storage box for the kit. Glass bottle is hard to clean after the test. Most annoying part of test kit is having to subtract titration solution used against startinng volume to figure test results. Salifert titration tests are much easier to use. I thought i would like the one handed tritation handle but, in reality while I can do that part of the test single handed. Its much harder to add only one drop at a time. I think I'm going to stick with Salifert for my next Mg test kit and use this ones box to store it in.
Yes By Travis on 1/16/2016Travis would recommend this product to a friendBest Mg kit on the market!
Great Product By Tom on 12/5/2015Tom would recommend this product to a friendI have had good luck with this mag test kit. Multiple readings are consistant and its all high quality gear inside a nice box.
Quick, easy and precise By MiamiMike on 8/17/2015MiamiMike would recommend this product to a friendLove it!
Easy to use By Russell on 5/4/2015Russell would recommend this product to a friendGreat test kit. Easy to get the result. The color change is rapid and obvious, so there is no guessing. It comes in a sturdy case too, not a cardboard box. I'm assuming that it is accurate because I get consistent results.
Very precise. By Squareface on 7/25/2014Squareface would recommend this product to a friendThe first time I used this test I had to watch a video on Youtube to make sure I understood the directions. It's not simple. But, once you learn how to use it, it's very precise.
Great Test Kit! By PicoMoon on 5/29/2014PicoMoon would recommend this product to a friendI really love the set up of this kit. The syringe holder really lets you drop the solution with just one hand. I really like the initial 0.4ml of solution addition so the overall test takes less time. The only downside is that the blue color on the instruction sheet does not match at all with the blue color of my solution. I've done the test multiple times and I never get that blue color. However, a great kit!
Great test By Judith on 5/26/2014Judith would recommend this product to a friendTest has been a huge help in getting my magnesium levels corrected. Will definitely use this test from now on.
good test By alfredo on 5/19/2014alfredo would recommend this product to a friendexcellent test kit high tek!
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