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LaMotte KH/Alkalinity Test Kit 4491- DR-01 / Direct Reading Titrator Method
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LaMotte KH/Alkalinity Test Kit 4491- DR-01 / Direct Reading Titrator Method

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The threats to your aquarium system are threats that you cannot see. It is easy to guard against algae infestation or large parasites, but it is harder to be on your guard when the threats are invisible. It is precisely the fact t...
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LaMotte KH/Alkalinity Test Kit 4491- DR-01 / Direct Reading Titrator Method Information



Part #: 4491-DR

The threats to your aquarium system are threats that you cannot see. It is easy to guard against algae infestation or large parasites, but it is harder to be on your guard when the threats are invisible. It is precisely the fact that these threats are invisible that make them quite deadly to your system because your fish and your plant life will only start exhibiting signs of stress and disease and degradation only when it is almost too late.

To prevent your water quality from degrading due to chemical compounds released by decaying waste, decaying plant life or undigested food, you should always be testing your water. The best test is a test for different chemical compounds. While these are great, the test should also test for pH level and alkalinity. Alkalinity impacts your fish and plant life's health tremendously because high acidity or too high of alkalinity seriously impacts your aquarium inhabitant's health. For great alkalinity tester, try the Lamotte KH/Alkalinity Test Kit 4491 - DR/Direct Reading Titrator Method from Pet Store.

This system uses a new test method which is faster, more useful and helps you eliminate hazardous materials in your aquarium. Also this test does not use hazardous base materials. If you are looking for a better way to test your water's alkalinity level, try the Lamotte KH/Alkalinity Test Kit 4491 - DR/Direct Reading Titrator Method. Alkalinity is a crucial indicator of the health of your aquarium system. Always be consistently on the look out for fluctuations in alkalinity.

Direct reading titrator for Total Alkalinity. Range is from 0-200ppm with sensitivity in 4.0 ppm increments. Approximately 50 tests.

These kits are part of an ongoing effort by the LaMotte Company Research and Development team to produce new test methods and kits that are faster, easier-to-use, and reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous materials.

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This test rocks! Product Review by LORRAINE (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: This test is very accurate and gives me peace of mind. This test is easy to use. Reading is in ppm, which I wasn't used to. Would have been nice to include conversion information to dKH and meq

Confusing at First but good Product Review by GREG STJOHN (Posted on 3/15/12)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: When it first arrived, I was confused and thought I had received the wrong product. But I read the reviews and comments on this website by other purchasers and began to understand what to do.

After using it a couple of times, I think it is easy to use and seems to be a much more precise method than the API test kits.

I know what some people say about the color being confusing--it gets a darker blue as it gets close to the end point. But I do it in front of a piece of white paper under a lamp, and by swirling you can see when it is purple.

Good Kit Product Review by BRANDON WALKER (Posted on 5/5/10)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: Seems accurate... matched the approximate reading of API kit

Very nice test Product Review by becact (Posted on 12/9/09)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: Quality test which is accurate and repeatable. It is very important to continue swirling the vial and then let it sit 5 minutes after you think you have reached the endpoint, as the reagents need time to react, and often the solution will revert back to pre-endpoint coloration. You need to keep doing this until it stays at endpoint for an accurate reading. To get dkh from ppm, simply multiply your result by 0.056. My Salifert alkalinity reads 2.3 dkh too high! Many others have experienced this as well.

LaMotte KIS Principle Product Review by ANTONY FENDT (Posted on 6/11/08)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: What can I say about using it ... it is fantastic and simple to use, 5 steps to success:
(1) Fill the test tube;
(2) Add 1 x BCG-MR indicator tablet & swirl;
(3) Fill the calibrated tritrator with reagent;
(4) Drip into the test tube and swirl until the colour changes;
(5) Read alkalinity as CaCO3 in ppm off the scale on the tritrator.

Colour change? Fantastic colour scale ... starts green and end point is at purple which is strong and easily identified. If you overshoot, it turns red!

By all accounts this test kit is very accurate and very simple to use.

I would recommend this alkalinity test kit above any other that I have used.

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