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Over the last seven months, I've observed results of 50+ppm (the color matches [exceeds] the darkest swatch).
However, my LFS has always tested my water as being "acceptable" for fish and softies.
After viewing the recent "BRStv Investigates: How accurate are nitrate test kits...", I decided to try the NYOS Nitrate kit. And it shows a very clear 25ppm. Not great, but obviously far off from the Red Sea test.
Should I assume the Red Sea Nitrate test is fubar?
I appreciate your knowledge and insight.
tested with 4 ml of RO water. Multiply the result by 5 for true nitrate level. "
Hope this helps!
What is the shelf life of the "Red Sea Marine Care Test Kit"
These will come with expiration dates on the bottles and retail packaging. You will want to replace if past these dates. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Red Sea Reef Marine Care Test Kit Contents
|Test Name||Element||# of Tests||Accuracy||Range||Test Type|
|Alkalinity||dKH||55||1 dKH/0.36 meq/L||0-∞||Titration|
Great product By John on 7/11/2017John would recommend this product to a friendVery accurate and easy to use
Great product By Chris on 2/8/2017Chris would recommend this product to a friendAccurate and easy to use.
Keep an eye on Exp. date... By Mike on 1/8/2017Mike would recommend this product to a friendGreat test kits and much better to buy the all in one kits versus individually. Way less cluter. Just remember, these kits only last about a year before fluids go bad.
Easy test kit. Highly recommend By Joseph on 10/2/2016Joseph would recommend this product to a friendEasy kit to use . Easy to read and use color charts.
Color results dont match any on the color chart By virginia on 8/27/2016virginia wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe pink on the result did not match any on the color card, yet BRS states the nitrates are super high. All my corals are doing fine, just thought I would try a test that Is known to be one of the better products. Not if the results cant be read.
You're really paying for just three tests: nitrite, pH, ammonia. By -e- on 8/19/2016-e- wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis kit has a regular nitrate test with an accuracy of 2ppm but their pro nitrate test has an accuracy of 0.125ppm. This kit has a hardness test but their RCP kit has one too. I would get this kit only for NH3/NO2/pH, the RCP for Ca/KH/Mg, and the Algae Control for NO3/PO4.
good quality kit By Kevin on 2/16/2016Kevin would recommend this product to a friendI like the glass vials and case. like most color test kits, it is sometimes hard to decipher the solution color against the results color card.
Ok By timothy on 12/27/2015timothy wouldn't recommend this product to a friendUsed this and got way different results from my LFS. Still showing nitrates when others didnt detect any. So i will be trying something different
Great test kit By timothy on 10/17/2015timothy would recommend this product to a friendVery easy to use. Colors very distinct. Highly recommend
Easy to use By TJ on 7/12/2015TJ would recommend this product to a friendGreat kit to use for initial cycle! Easy to read and use with the color charts. Only downside is the nitrite and ammonia tests don't read high range
Good Test Kit By RICHARD on 6/16/2015RICHARD would recommend this product to a friendThis is easy to use and the instructions are clear.
Easy to use By GUSTAVO on 6/4/2015GUSTAVO would recommend this product to a friendHaving so many test kit manufacturers is really hard to decide which one to go with, this one is really easy to use, very detailed instructions and better color guidance than other kits.
Gave 4 starts just because its a little bit pricey