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i cant get none of my GH test to do what there meant to go from orange to green ( ...?...) up to 60 drops still yellow 3 different bottles 6 different waters ... am i doing it wrong or do i not understand the test ?
 

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Your test is a dud.

I can literally get none of API's pH tests to work for me. It always says "7.6" no matter what I test it on.
 

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Your test is a dud.

I can literally get none of API's pH tests to work for me. It always says "7.6" no matter what I test it on.
thats weird .. thats the ones ive used for years and years never had a problom do you have some distilled water and spring water around ?
 

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and i used 3 different test solutions and 5-6 different types of water and cant get my GH to work is my deal
 

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API test kit is garbage, I had the same problem. Bought a Hagen/Nutrafin kh/gh test kit and it worked like a charm.
 

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I tested tank water, tap water, distilled water, and water with vinegar in it. Six different boxes. Every single last test came up with the same dark blue.
 

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Did you shake the water before each drop? I use the Tetra brand gH/kH kit, and with their's you have to shake the water to mix it in with each drop. With tthe API one you might have to cap it and invert it a few times before each drop.
 

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Did you shake the water before each drop? I use the Tetra brand gH/kH kit, and with their's you have to shake the water to mix it in with each drop. With tthe API one you might have to cap it and invert it a few times before each drop.
yeah .. inverted , shook cussed at it nothing with all 3 different tests ... and all different waters nothing im in the city so ...?
 

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yeah .. inverted , shook cussed at it nothing with all 3 different tests ... and all different waters nothing im in the city so ...?
I ran into the same problem with API and one other GH test kit. I didn't find that cussing made either of them work, but perhaps my diction wasn't good enough.

I bought a 3rd test kit - Tetra, as I recall - and it did work. I solved the problem totally by never again testing GH.
 
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