Red Sea R21510 Reef Foundation Pro - Salt Water Multi Test Kit
Thanks to shared knowledge, advancements in husbandry paired with state-of the art equipment and better understanding of corals biology, more people are able to create and maintain beautiful reef tanks. Despite all we know about keeping marine life in captivity, there is no one recipe for all problems and challenges associated with reef aquariums. Every single reef aquarium is different, starting from source of water, salt mix used, lighting up to the choice of animals housed. Basic parameters every reefer needs to know and check regularly are temperature, salinity, ammonia levels and pH of water. In order to provide for most photosynthetic corals and other invertebrates, we need to control nutrients in water by testing for phosphates PO4 and nitrates NO3. Finally, all stony corals use calcium carbonate to build their skeleton, therefore in order to supplement their grow we need to regularly test for calcium Caalkalinity kH and Magnesium Mg dissolved in water. Finding the right balance between those three coral building elements is a key to maintain a successful stony corals and clams dominated reef tank.
To check for all those elements, we use aquarium grade test kits that are readily available on the market. Red Sea Reef Foundation Pro Test kit consist off separate test kits for three major elements directly responsible for stony corals growth and well-being- Calcium, Alkalinity and Magnesium, sold as one package. The accuracy, range and approximate number of tests are printed as a table on the back. First positive surprise comes right after unpacking the box, in a form of a sturdy-looking, black plastic container that holds all testing equipment.
No more flimsy cardboard boxes that fell apart with prolonged use. Pop the lid and little chemistry lab reveals itself, tightly packed inside the box. Reef Foundation Pro Test Kit includes: Color coded reagent plastic caps and syringe nozzles prevents unwanted mixing of different solutions. This clever little device is a test vial and 1ml testing syringe holder. Using titrator is a breeze- adding reagent drops and mixing solution becomes a one hand operation while the seal between testing vial and titrator eliminates possible spills. Each of the three test kits comes with a card laminated in plastic foil. On one side we have a test kit symbol and numbered steps of testing procedure, accompanied with simple, easy to understand illustrations. You simply add 10ml water sample into the vial, then fill 1ml syringe with kH reagent, followed by mounting the vial and syringe onto Titrator. Adding first couple of drops into the test vial turns test water blue. Compare your result with table to know your Alkalinity level. Next step is to add a level spoonful powder reagent B to the vial and mix the solution for another 20 seconds, until it turns uniform pink.
Mount vial and syringe filled with Ca reagent C onto Titrator and add reagent drop by drop while gently swirling, until the solution turns dark blue. Next add 5 drops of Mg reagent B and shake for additional 60 seconds.
Набор "Основа рифа" Reef Foundation Pro Kit Red Sea
Add this reagent to the vial drop by drop until it turns from pink to dark blue, which marks the end of testing and the result can be compared to the table on Mg test instruction card. I hate when my testing procedure is compromised by accidental drops of reagent. The 1ml syringe is clearly marked using 0. I have no doubt Red Sea tests accuracy is in par with leading aquarium grade test kits manufacturers on the market.
It offers very good accuracy, great packaging, market leading price-to value ratio and each test follows a simple, fairly time-saving procedure that is easy to remember and repeat. Being a SPS keeper that need to check his levels on a regular basis, Red Sea made me switch to using their kits as a preferred method of testing my water. He has been keeping freshwater fish tanks since he was 9 years old and saltwater tanks for the past 10 years. Check his photography site at www. Nice review of this test kit.
Red Sea Reef Foundation® Alkalinity Pro Test Kit (KH) Профессиональный тест на КН
What I really like is that little extra spent on ergonomics that makes testing that much more enjoyable. One error with the Mg testing in the article……you only added reagent A once….
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