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Seachem Laboratories Reef Status: Magnesium, Carbonate, Borate, Alkalinity Test Kit

Seachem Laboratories Reef Status: Magnesium, Carbonate, Borate, Alkalinity Test Kit

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Seachem Laboratories Reef Status: Magnesium, Carbonate, Borate, Alkalinity Test Kit Information


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Test your reef tank's alkaline levels accurately through the Seachem Reef Status: Magnesium, Carbonate, Borate, Alkalinity Test Kit from Pet Store. This product is designed to check your reef aquarium's alkalinity and levels of other elements such as magnesium, carbonate, and borate. Performing tests are essential as keeping track of these elements' values in the aquarium will help you choose what dosages you should apply to maintain the balance your aquarium's water needs to achieve. This is critical as the growth and development of your corals and marine plants mostly depends on the quality of water and the trace elements contained. Failing to monitor regularly and manage the alkalinity of your aquarium can make your corals less lively and your marine plants may die.

Moreover, the Seachem Reef Status: Magnesium, Carbonate, Borate, Alkalinity Test Kit utilizes a titration-based procedure. Because of this, there is a guarantee of reliable results. The kit may also be utilized as an emergency testing tool for calcium or to confirm the presence of this element in the aquarium. Other than that, this versatile kit can do 75 determinations per test.

Do not forget to check frequently on the buffering capacity of your aquarium, to assure the safety and protection of your corals and other marine plants.

SeaChem Reef Status Magnesium Testing (includs tests for Borate and Carbonate)

Four kits in one! Tests for magnesium through a titration based procedure in increments of 12.5 mg/L. Tests for carbonate alkalinity, borate alkalinity and total alkalinity in 0.1 meq/L resolution through a titration based procedure. The kit resolves borate from carbonate and, along with magnesium, this presents a clear picture of the tank`s buffering capacity as well as a very reliable determination of the critical carbonate content required for coral and coralline growth.
  • 75 titration tests each for borate, carbonate & magnesium
  • directly measures magnesium
  • resolves carbonate and borate
  • interference free
  • includes reference validation
  • designed for the reef aquarist



Manufacturer Info

Seachem
Seachem Laboratories, Inc. was established in 1980 by Dr. Leo G. Morin. Seachem moved into a state of the art 110,000 square foot facility in Madison, Georgia marking their 25th anniversary in the industry in 2005. This facility includes production and research laboratories, manufacturing, inventory, shipping, and office space.
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Seachem Laboratories Reef Status: Magnesium, Carbonate, Borate, Alkalinity Test Kit Reviews



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works great corals thrive

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 8/1/2013 from Lakewood, CO UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: A bit complicated at first, all magnesium tests are. they require multiply steps. I like the kit and the box, it also does a high quality test for alkalinity. it does alot of tests. If magnesium gets low then your calcium evaporates. BAD


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Magnesium Matters

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 6/13/2011 from Atlanta, GA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: When you first open the case, the response is "how could this be so complicated", but then you realize that this kit contains multiple tests. The magnesium test IS a little complicated, but your magnesium levels are important to know, so I would recommend this kit to anyone with a reef system


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Best

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 1/4/2011 from THORNHILL, NY CANADA
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Really loved this test. Not the fastest or easiest, but very precise and consistent, the best one I've tried.


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Very Accurate!

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Posted: 9/21/2010 from Curitiba, PR, Brazil
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This test realy works! ***** Its complex when you open the box, but after you understood the instructions is very easy to operate and obtain precise results! When the titration changes completely the collor when obtain the result. (from Pink to Blue (magnasium) or Blue to Yellow in Alk tests...)


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Awesome

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Posted: 7/6/2010 from GRAHAM, NC UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Anyone who states they dont have time to run a magnesium test shouldnt be into reef keeping to begin with. I have used this mg test exclusively since I have been into Reef Keeping and it is by far the most accurate one out there. If someone says otherwise they are not performing the test correctly. The Alkalinity test is a nice bonus that comes with this test kit. I will buy it again.


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Great test kit!!

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Posted: 9/4/2009 from LAS VEGAS, NV UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: This is by far one of the easiest to use mg. tests I have tried. Compared to tropmarin this on is a breeze and the color changes are bright and obvious unlike some of the other kits that are very subtle differences in color. I can get an accurate mg test in under 5 minutes, and there are no powders and microscopic spoons that can be easily under or over measured. Highly recommened


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Time consumnig, but accurate

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Posted: 3/18/2008 from FORT COLLINS, CO UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I bought this mainly for the Magnesium testing ability, but Borate is handy for those of us with ozone generators. It's relatively time-consuming compared to normal titration tests, but VERY accurate. Results were compared with those given by laboratory-grade equipment where I work and the variance was too slight to be of significance. My comparisons were only done on Magnesium since Borate levels can change quickly as a function of time. Seachem also supplied all utensils required for the test, which was nice.


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No good

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Posted: 3/8/2008 from EWA BEACH, HI UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: this test kit is simply not worth the money. personally i beleive the testing for magnesium takes way to long and is very unaccurate. the same goes for the alk testing. you can barely see the color change cuz its so faint.


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Better than salifert

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Posted: 2/15/2008 from MELROSE, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: All I know is this was 100% more accurate than my salifert kits.


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Don't waste your money

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Posted: 1/11/2008 from CHANHASSEN, MN UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: The alkalinity reagent gave no color change at all so you can't calculate Alkalinity or Borate. The magnesium reads 250 ppm lower than both Red Sea and Salifert kits. The insert does not include a phone number for customer support.


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