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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-17-2009, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
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KH & GH Testing

HEllo all

I recently got my KH and GH Test in the mail,

Only problem is I have no clue how to read the tset,

NOBODY CAN HELP ME WITH THIS?????????????
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I would venture a guess that it came with instructions

However, the common procedure for these tests is:
1. Put 5 ml of you tank water in the little test tube (usually there is a line on the test tube)
2. Start adding single drops of the the solution (GH or KH) into the test tube, shaking after each drop
3. When the color of the sample changes, the number of drops you have added is the hardness in degrees of hardness (this is usually how people measure hardness)

If you want it in ppm (parts per million) or mg/L, I would suggest reading the article on water hardness on wikipedia, which is a good background read anyway if you are interrested.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_hardness
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HEllo all

I recently got my KH and GH Test in the mail,

Only problem is I have no clue how to read the tset,

NOBODY CAN HELP ME WITH THIS?????????????
What brand is it? I think most of them are similiar, but maybe someone can make sure.
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