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Old 03/08/2018, 11:50 AM   #1
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New Salifert Test Kits ...

I just received some new Alk , Cal and Mag Salifert test kits. They have new instructions with pictures ect..
My older almost empty kits that all have well over1-2 years left to expire.
Alk- Old same as New
Mag Old 1450 new 1600
Calcium old 450, New- there had been a change from 8 drops to now 10 c-2 and I cant for the life of me tell where the color is changing. So bad, I ordered the Red sea and will toss this kit.
Salifert.com offers no support in any way or email on their website.
Too bad for them. Looks like Im going to have to switch to redsea unless Habib make it right but no way to get ahold of anyone.
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Old 03/08/2018, 12:36 PM   #2
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I was just gonna buy new refills for a couple of my salifert kits, hmmmmm.


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Old 03/08/2018, 12:44 PM   #3
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I wouldn’t buy the Calcium and the magnesium I’m un sure of so far


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Old 03/08/2018, 01:56 PM   #4
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I just picked up the new nitrate kit, didn't bother with the calcium kit. The nitrate kit has a new color card but seems the same, never had any problems with it before.


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Old 03/08/2018, 02:48 PM   #5
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Good to know...

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I just picked up the new nitrate kit, didn't bother with the calcium kit. The nitrate kit has a new color card but seems the same, never had any problems with it before.



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Old 03/08/2018, 03:25 PM   #6
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I always thought that the calc and mag kits were easy to see the color change, the mag test especially. So the calcium kit is a lot different now? I don't test calc often as I dose 2 part and just measure alk often with the Hanna checker.


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Old 03/08/2018, 03:30 PM   #7
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I noticed the change last time I got the calcium kit. I honestly hadn't looked at the instructions in a long time and thought I might have been doing it wrong all this time.

Color change was the same as the old kit though, least for me. New mag kit I haven't opened yet. I might have to go look.


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Old 03/08/2018, 04:25 PM   #8
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If you have the new Calcium kit with the fancier instructions. How many drops are you putting in of the C-2 ? The old kit was 8 the new 10.
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I noticed the change last time I got the calcium kit. I honestly hadn't looked at the instructions in a long time and thought I might have been doing it wrong all this time.

Color change was the same as the old kit though, least for me. New mag kit I haven't opened yet. I might have to go look.



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Old 03/08/2018, 07:06 PM   #9
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I got a new style kit this afternoon. I'm using 10 drops, per the instructions (thanks for the heads up there - I never would have read them otherwise).

I'm measuring 430 with the old and new test kits. Not really noticing a huge difference in the color change. Maybe a little?

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I got a new style kit this afternoon. I'm using 10 drops, per the instructions (thanks for the heads up there - I never would have read them otherwise).

I'm measuring 430 with the old and new test kits. Not really noticing a huge difference in the color change. Maybe a little?

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Are you saying the colors change is fast like the older style did?
Maybe so got a bad kit


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Are you saying the colors change is fast like the older style did?
Maybe so got a bad kit
There might be a slight bluish tinge for a bit longer, but otherwise I'm having no issues and there's a pretty rapid color change.


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Old 03/09/2018, 07:49 PM   #12
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Maybe I got a bad kit. Mine change ever so slightly that I cant tell where it changed.
I’ll try a heaping spoon of powder and see if that helps.


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