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Tropic Marin Calcium / Magnesium Test Kit

Tropic Marin Calcium / Magnesium Test Kit

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TP4117

Tropic Marin Calcium / Magnesium Test Kit Information




Ensure that your aquatic environment contains the right levels of calcium and magnesium all the time with the use of Tropic Marin Calcium/Magnesium Test Kit from Pet Store. This test kit is useful in gauging the amount of these two important elements in your marine aquarium water.

Corals, coralline algae, and other reef inhabitants absorb essential elements from seawater, such as magnesium and calcium. In a closed tank system, these two elements should always be provided in appropriate doses in order to provide the concentrations that these reef inhabitants need. However, too much of these elements should also be avoided so as not to harm other aquatic livestock in the tank.

It is thus essential that you do a periodic test to determine the ratio and level of concentration of magnesium and calcium in your tank. Such information can guide your decision in either adding or withdrawing certain amounts of these elements in your tank so that the natural marine water quality is maintained.

The Tropic Marin Calcium/Magnesium Test Kit enables you to measure the precise levels of magnesium and calcium concentration in your aquarium water. The set contains reagents that can be used to make around 30 tests. It contains a guide on how to do these tests on your own. With this product around, you can keep track of the quality of your seawater and keep your aquatic livestock safe and healthy.

For measuring magnesium and calcium concentrations in seawater.

Magnesium and calcium concentrations and the ratio between these two elements are constantly changing in marine aquariums due to assimilation into the skeletons of corals and coralline algae and the process of precipitation. A periodic check of magnesium and calcium concentrations is necessary to determine the amounts of these elements that needs to be added to the aquarium in order to restore them to natural seawater levels.

The Magnesium-Calcium-Combitest consistently determines the exact concentration of each of these elements separately. Each Magnesium-Calcium-Combitest kit contains reagents for approx. 30 tests.




Manufacturer Info

Tropic Marin
Tropic Marin: A strong foundation in science and hobby: The successful methods and techniques of today`s marine aquarists are the result of a close collaboration between serious hobbyists, scientists and specialists at public aquariums. Tropic Marin came about in exactly the same way over 30 years ago! This close cooperation resulted in one of the first complete one-part synthetic marine salt mixtures that provided the optimum natural environment for the professional as well as the private aquarist.

Tropic Marin Calcium / Magnesium Test Kit Reviews



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Hard to read but works

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Posted: 4/24/2012 from Murrieta, CA UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: I agree with most people. Hard to read the blue color. Had to run test a few times to get hte hang out of the procedure.


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Great Product

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Posted: 9/23/2011 from CHEPACHET, RI UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: This is one of the simplest and most accurate test kits on the market for Ca and Mg. The titration procedure is very simple and straightforward, with definitive end points. I highly recommend!!


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Hard to Read, Tedious to Use

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Posted: 5/10/2011 from NY
2.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Hard to tell when solution is no longer blue compared to the control as the colors never really match. One of the syringes does not have a black O-ring at all so not sure how to read the value for that test and the other has a black one that is the same color as the lines so it's very hard to read the value.


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Hard to use

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Posted: 4/26/2010 from ELK GROVE, CA UNITED STATES
2.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I bought this and found it a bit more difficult to use compared to other test kits. The color change is subtle as well.


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cacium/magnesium test

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Posted: 3/28/2010 from BAYAMON, PUERTO RICO
3.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: prefered strip


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Love it!!!

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Posted: 4/15/2009 from SPRINGFIELD, VA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Very simple directions. The color change is subtle but enough to know when it has changed. Use a white background and the change is easy to register. I don't understand the previous complaints. This test kit is great!


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HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!

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Posted: 11/20/2008 from CHARLOTTE, NC UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: this test kit is the worst i have ever used. it is so hard to tell if the VERY light blue solution turns colorless that you can only wonder if you are getting an accurate test result. AND, you cannot test the magnesium unless you test the calcium first(you have to use the same solution from the calcium test), and the color change on the magnesium is the same as the calcium. using this is a PAIN!!!!! if they can make the color change A LOT more distinct, this would be an ok test kit, (except for the fact that you have to test the calcium before you can test the magnesium.)


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Great

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Posted: 4/22/2008 from NEWTOWN, PA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Great test kit. Performed three consecutive tests and all results were within 3ppm for calcium and 5ppm magnesium. Very accurate and reliable.


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Posted: 12/30/2007 from Cambridge, MN UNITED STATES
2.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: The instructions are pretty clear but the color change is very subtle and I have yet to see the MG part of the test work they way the instructions indicate. I've tried it three times over two months (3 on my tank, 1 on newly mixed water).


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Really hard to use

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Posted: 12/23/2007
1.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: The kit has three liquid solutions and one powder. Also, four separate syringes. It's very hard to use - color goes from baby blue to clear and is very hard to distinguish. I still can't get the magnesium test to work at all. Wish I hadn't bought this . . . .


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