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Maybe I missed it, but I'm somewhat surprised that no one explained that the API master kit comes with two ph reagents, a low and a high. The reason is that the low can only go up to 7.6 and the high down to 7.4. My experience questions the ease of reading at the extremes of the ranges. A lot of hobbyists have ph over or under 7.4 so both are included in the test kit. If you're safely in one range or the other there is no reason to run both ph tests.

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Yea! I figured it out a couple of tests in 🙂

I was a bit confused at first and thought I had to keep doing both. But I’m sitting pretty at pH - 7 now and things are making a bit more sense.

Thank you!! So nice to have a place to ask questions, even if they are basic 🙂
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