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    Ph Test?

    I have a hagen master test kit. this might be why im having to ask this in the first place? my question : i just tested for PH and the colour i got is not even on the test card chart? has this ever happend to anyone before? does this stuff expire???

    is this test kit just a waste?

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    the way I see it spend the extra couple of dollars and by a more reliable test kit...I went threw that stage from buying one average kit to another and at the end I was just better off buying what I think is the best... salifert take three sample comes up with the same results each time ...just my opion

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    this was over $80 i thought it was a good name? wanna buy a test kit:wtf:
    TANK -35 Gallon with 15 gallon sump/fuge
    LIGHTS - T5HO 36" 165 total watts
    FLOW - Mag 7, fluval 304, 201 powerhead
    OTHER - seaclone 100 skimmer, RO/DI water

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    I got a hagen too, is it a green/brown colour you get? Near the 7.9?
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

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    more like dark blue to purple?
    TANK -35 Gallon with 15 gallon sump/fuge
    LIGHTS - T5HO 36" 165 total watts
    FLOW - Mag 7, fluval 304, 201 powerhead
    OTHER - seaclone 100 skimmer, RO/DI water

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    Weird... I saw a couple people that had the same as me (Green/Brown that wasn't on the chart). If you follow the rainbow darkblue to purple sounds like it could be just off the chart on the high end.
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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    how can i bring it down? should i be concernd about anyother params?
    TANK -35 Gallon with 15 gallon sump/fuge
    LIGHTS - T5HO 36" 165 total watts
    FLOW - Mag 7, fluval 304, 201 powerhead
    OTHER - seaclone 100 skimmer, RO/DI water

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    I would get a second test done before I tried to lower it. If you think that your test is off. You wouldn't want to lower it unless you know it needs to be. Do you have a friend that may have another test kit who could test it for you? If not bring it to your lfs and ask them to test it for you. If it is high, then you need to do a water change with water that has a lower PH.
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    I will take a sample to the LPS. maybe they will test it for me. Its better to have high PH over low right?
    TANK -35 Gallon with 15 gallon sump/fuge
    LIGHTS - T5HO 36" 165 total watts
    FLOW - Mag 7, fluval 304, 201 powerhead
    OTHER - seaclone 100 skimmer, RO/DI water

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    Please find our report regarding "purple coloration" from the Liquids Division technicians. This phenomenon is sometimes seen during analysis with our pH High range test kit (A-7812). The problem is linked to the light source. It occurs when the source of artificial light is yellow.

    There have been some reports concerning the pH High range test kit (A-7812) that produces a color, purple, that does not correspond to any color on the chart.

    Upon close observation it has been seen that yellow light produced by such sources as High Pressure Sodium lamps and other incandescent light bulbs can influence the coloration, by adding "red" into the color. When one adds red to blue, the result is purple.

    To remedy to this, either change the room or simply walk outside where there is true natural light.

    A simple way to assess the severity of this problem on site is to perform the test normally. Then, observe the color with room light and a white sheet of paper behind the tube. Afterwards take the test outside under normal sunlight, again ensure a white piece of paper is placed directly behind the tube. Finally, place the tube under a Day Glo basking lamp (PT-2140) with a white paper on its back. This lamp does produce a spectrum well into the yellow red interval. You will clearly see the purple coloration.
    TANK -35 Gallon with 15 gallon sump/fuge
    LIGHTS - T5HO 36" 165 total watts
    FLOW - Mag 7, fluval 304, 201 powerhead
    OTHER - seaclone 100 skimmer, RO/DI water

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