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TMC Salifert KH/Alkalinity Test Kit ProfiTest Kit

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TMC Salifert KH/Alkalinity Test Kit

The TMC Salifert KH/Alkalinity Test Kit povides precise and accurate results and is trusted by reefers all over the world. A stable KH level is one of the most important objectives for a successful reef aquarium. Bold clear colour changes and an easy to read comparison charts means the test can be completed quickly and easily at a great price. Suitable for both freshwater and saltwater.

Calcium is not the only substance needed to form the skeletal material of corals and allow calcareous algae to grow. Carbonate and bicarbonate are also needed and these two substances can have a major effect on stabilising or buffering pH levels in the aquarium in the correct range of 8.1 to 8.4.

The total carbonate and bicarbonate concentration is also called alkalinity or carbonate hardness and for a stable system the alkalinity should not fluctuate by more than 5% from the optimum level of approx. 2.8 meq/L i.e a maximum fluctuation of 0.14 meq/L.

The Salifert KH/Alkalinity Test Kit is sensitive enough to detect small changes in levels of alkalinity, measuring in steps of 0.1 meq/L and demonstrating a very sharp colour change. The kit is Sufficient for 100 to 200 tests.

TMC Salifert KH/Alkalinity Test Kit Instructions

  1. Add with the 5 ml syringe 4 ml of water in the test vial. For a lower resolution and more tests per kit add 2 instead of 4 ml.
  2. Shake the KH-Ind dropping bottle a few times and add 2 drops in the test vial (1 drop for the low resolution mode).
  3. Put the plastic tip firmly on the 1 ml syringe. And draw into the syringe the KH reagent (ensure that the end of the plastic tip is constantly submersed in the KH reagent) till the lower end of the black part of the piston is exactly at the 1.00 ml mark. There will be some air present just below the piston. This is the air which was present between the end of the plastic tip and the piston. This will not influence the test result.
  4. Add dropwise with the 1 ml syringe the KH reagent to the water in the test tube. Swirl after each drop a second or two. Continue with this until the color changes from blue/green to orange-red or pink color (whichever color is observed first).
  5. Hold the syringe with the tip facing upward and read the position of the, now the upper end, of the black part of the piston. The syringe has graduations of 0.01 ml. Read the KH or alkalinity value from the table or calculate as follows.KH in dKH = (1 – reading in step 5) x 16

    Alk in meq/L = (1 – reading in step 5) x 5.71

    If you have chosen for the lower resolution multiply the calculated result by 2.

    Natural sea water has a KH of 8 dKH or alkalinity of 2.9 meq/L

 

Delivery Information

All in stock orders placed before 12pm will be shipped the same day unless otherwise stated. Your order will be shipped via the delivery method selected at checkout.

All deliveries (excluding pallets and livestock deliveries) over £50.00 will be sent via 1-2 day courier free of charge. Orders under £50.00 will have both a 2-3 day service available at £3.95 and a 1-2 day service at £5.95 offered.

Please note that all services rely on third-party couriers to deliver on time and in good order. We will alway enever to use the best service available. At the moment this is Royal Mail, UPS and DSL. We will of course do our best to ensure that your delivery arrives when stated at the time of purchase, however, we can not be held liable for delays caused by the delivery company.

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