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    Quote Originally Posted by Murfman View Post
    Cliffie, keep in mind with that tester, they read 20ppm lower than the Salifert test kit.
    I thought they got that fixed with the new reagents. At least that what they've been saying.
    And, since 20ppm is about .5 ml/eq, I guess that's cool. Does your Salifert only read whole numbers? On the reviews, that's all I saw from the Salifert kits were whole numbers.

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    ...The solution involves replacing the HI755-25 powder reagents with HI755-26 liquid reagents. The performance of the liquid reagents was benchmarked against the results of an automatic titrator in seawater aquarium samples. These repeated tests showed consistency in performance within our original accuracy specifications of (+/-5% of reading, +/- 5 PPM...
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    That is directly from Pete at Hanna Tech Services. I also read, in the big thread on the Hanna test meters in RC, that Salifert reads high, when compared to lab based test kits.
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    That's the thing with test kits, you get a Salifert that is supposed to be top of the line and it reads high on certain tests. Totally crazy. I guess you just do the best with what you've got and try to keep everything stable as possible.
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    Thanks again for putting this together!!!!
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    Thanks for handling this Adam. I checked PayPal and the reversal shows up on the account but I never got an email from them. The reason it states is that my credit card expiration date is ABOUT to expire. What kind of crazy crap is that?! Anyway...

    This Hanna Alk meter is sweet. You can have results in less than a minute of starting the test. It shows my alk within range of where my "drip" kit is with obviously greater accuracy. I can't wait until they make one for calcium. For $50 this is a must have for me.
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    You got it cliff. No prob with the paypal but that is bs they didn't notify you


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    Thanks again Adam for putting this together for us!!! Much appreciated!!!
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    You got it E!

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    I have been looking at where to get magnesium chloride by Dead Sea Works or anything else to make Randy's mix. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Is this stuff proven reef safe? Any idea where I can find it. I notice this add is super old but hoping someone can read it.

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    Isn't it Epsom salt and mag chlor from Big R?

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    I've been using Safestep 8300 for over a year with no problems. I got the 50 lb bag from Costco for $13.99 and the unscented Epsom salts from Dr. Teals there too. I think it's two 6 pound bags of epsom salt for pretty cheap. I've been doing the Randy's mix recipe with it.

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    Yes Costco has it right now, its only in season. Also walmart in falcon carries the Prestone driveway heat 50lb bags for $15 to do calcium, Dr Teals at walmart or Costco unscented is cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    I've been using Safestep 8300 for over a year with no problems. I got the 50 lb bag from Costco for $13.99 and the unscented Epsom salts from Dr. Teals there too. I think it's two 6 pound bags of epsom salt for pretty cheap. I've been doing the Randy's mix recipe with it.
    did your mix have a slight tan color or did it mix clear? Mine had a slight tan color when I mixed the 8300 with some brown sediment at the bottom.

    Which randy recipe did you use?

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    BRS Mag

    It has been tan like you described. I think it's 5 cups mag cl to 3 cups epsom salt per gallon. I was concerned about the color at first, but I have gone through over 10 gallons of it this way. No problems yet.
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