Yep. I've read all the Iron test kits don't work, etc, etc, etc.....
Yep. I bought one any way....A Seachem.
Yep. It works--just real hard to read--very accurately.
What I did:
1) Actually read the Instructions--Completely, not a skim-over
2) Followed said Instructions to a T
3) Paid very close attention to what I was doing
adding Iron to the Tank tests
1 Post-adding Iron to the Tanks tests
2 Reference Tests
I added Iron Yesterday. There Probably wasn't much of any before I added it. So, the Pre-Add tests were looking for what was already in the tank. Both tests came out the same--Colorwise. Reading
that color is another ballgame. Best I can tell: 0.08
I then added 10ml to this 55gal Tank. According to the 2 Litre SeaChem Iron Bottle--10ml/100g~0.1. So, it should have raised it 0.2--and it did. The result was somewhere between 0.25-0.3
I then did 2 Reference Tests and they came out the same--like they should have and inline with the expected result.
I checked them after 5 minutes as per the instructions and after 45 min per the instructions for Chelated Iron. The 45 min results were accurate. I just used a countdown timer and walked away and did other things.
The test kit is new, I received it yesterday from Drs F & S.
needs to improve their scale--somehow. People's complaints are truly valid in that area.
There's no point in Bashing me over this. I can see why people have such a hard time reading the results--making the test kits "worthless". But I got what I was suppose to get--so at the moment this test kit is working for me.