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post #8 of (permalink) Old 03-16-2015, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by schnebbles View Post
Shook and shook! The only time I've ever had a nitrate reading was while cycling so I know it works
You need to shake the #2 solution a lot BEFORE adding the drops to your test vial. Then shake for a minute after adding.

Originally I just barely shook the solution bottles before adding the drops and then I shook the vial for a minute and got zero readings. But once I started shaking Bottle #2 for the required 30 or 45 seconds first, I noticed that I would start seeing readings starting around 40 seconds into the 1 minute shaking of the vial.

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