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Salifert KH/Alkalinity Test Kit

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Salifert KH/Alkalinity Profi-Test 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 ...
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Salifert KH/Alkalinity Profi-Test
  • 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 stabilizing 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 test is sensitive enough to detect small changes in levels of alkalinity, measuring in steps of 0.1 meq/L and demonstrating a very sharp color change.
  • Sufficient for 100 to 200 tests.
  • The Salifert KH + pH buffer additive makes correction of the alkalinity or carbonate hardness simple and does not upset the pH of the system
  • Can be used for marine water, frewshwater and garden pond water
Warning!
The KH/Alkalinity reageant contains a dye. Avoid spilling the dye on fabric and other materials since they may become stained. Keep out of reach of children. Not for consumption.



**Variations of this product can be found in many online stores. The version we carry is of the highest quality. Although this item is eligible for price matching under our Low Price Guarantee, please be certain the product you want to price match is the same make and model.

Specifications

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

    KH and alkalinity are increased safely with Salifert`sKH + pH Buffer.

What's in the Box

  • 5 mL syringe
  • 1ml syringe with fine point detachable tip
  • 20mL test vial
  • KH indicator solution
  • KH test regent
  • instruction sheet with dKH-meq/L conversion chart

Warranty

30 days from date of purchase

Blurb

KH/Alkalinity Table
If you took 2 ml of water in step 1 then multiply the KH and alkalinity values by 2!
Reading in ml`s (step 5)KH value in dKHAlkalinity in meq/L
0.0016.05.71
0.0215.75.60
0.0415.45.49
0.0615.05.37
0.0814.75.26
0.1014.45.14
0.1214.15.03
0.1413.84.91
0.1613.44.80
0.1813.14.69
0.2012.84.57
0.2212.54.46
0.2412.24.34
0.2611.84.23
0.2811.54.11
0.3011.24.00
0.3210.93.89
0.3410.63.77
0.3610.23.66
0.389.93.54
0.409.63.43
0.429.33.31
0.449.03.20
0.468.63.09
0.488.32.97
0.508.02.86
0.527.72.74
0.547.42.63
0.567.02.51
0.586.72.40
0.606.42.29
0.626.12.17
0.645.82.06
0.665.41.94
0.685.11.83
0.704.81.71
0.724.51.60
0.744.21.49
0.763.81.37
0.783.51.26
0.803.21.14
0.822.91.03
0.842.60.91
0.862.20.80
0.881.90.69
0.901.60.57
0.921.30.46
0.941.00.34
0.960.60.23
0.980.30.11


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easy to use and accurate Product Review by Al (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: Good test kit. Only wish it came in a sturdier container, like the Seachem Calcium test.

Test Kit Product Review by ANDREW (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: Great test kit

salifert KH test kit Product Review by SAMI (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: I like the slifert KH test kit . Its accurate and easy to use.

Accurate! Product Review by Shawn S (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: precise values in dkH and/or alk. Definitly beats the Red Sea test for alk which had (low normal high) as values.

Best out there Product Review by the fish guy (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: Salifert makes the best KH/Alkalinity test kit in the reef market. Don't settle for less. This test kit is very accurate and very reliable.

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