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Elos Aqua Test Kit - Magnesium

 
ELOS AQUA TEST KIT- MAGNESIUMMagnesium Mg is present in a high quantity 1300-1350 ppm in natural seawater. Contrary to its not only quantitative significance this element was ignored as an important parameter of the...


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Comments This is a high quality product from a company known for high-end test kits. This magnesium test is probably the second best on the market, but in my opinion it does fall short of it's salifert competitor. The product itself does work as advertised, and there's no complaint about quality. If you're keeping high end corals, particularly large quantities of stony corals, this is certainly worthy of consideration. Magnesium is also know for helping eliminate turf algae and bryopsis (when kept in ranges over 1500ppm), so this is a good kit to get those kinds of measurements.


Liked about it Again, this is a quality product. The instructions are clear and the kit comes with everything needed to do about 40 tests. The titration is easy to determine, as the colors change dramatically. In my opinion, this is where it excels over the salifert kit, as I think reading the color change with that one is a bit more challenging. So, all said, this is a good product by a great manufacturer.


Didn't like I have two beefs with this test. First, there is a complicated test. It's not the simplest available, and there can be some room for error when performing the steps. Second, the sensitivity of the test is not very tight. It measures in 100ppm increments. The salifert test reads in about 30ppm increments, which is the biggest reason I prefer the salifert magnesium test over the elos brand. The next time I need a kit, the elos will not be my first choice.


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By crvz
May 25, 2010
 
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Annoying Test Kit

Comments I have nothing bad to say about the accuracy of any Elos kit I've used; however, this particular kit annoys me because it takes so long to do. There's too many steps involved and you get the same results with a Salifert. I still use this kit to second guess my Salifert.


Liked about it 1) Accuracy, 2) Clear color changes, 3) Love the test vials more than any other test vials out there


Didn't like 1) Too time consuming


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By flipside
Feb 13, 2010
 
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So So kit

Comments I am not really a big fan of this particular kit. I think its to time consuming and difficult to use. The Salifert Magnesium kit is a better choice in my opinion. The Elos kit takes a long time and is more complicated to do than the Salifert. I also don't like that the reading is only in 50ppm increments. I will explain why I think its complicated. You have to fill the vial ad drops until it changes color. Then empty the vial refill it and do another titration type test. Then Subtract the 2 findings and multiply by 50. The Salifert kit is just much easier and faster and more precise ( it gives you a value in 30 ppm increments not 50ppm).


Liked about it The colors are clearly visible when they change from one to another.


Didn't like I didn't like the fact that its time consuming, and complicated. I also don't like that it only reads in 50ppm increments. Thats a pretty big void if you ask me. And I don't like that you have to do 1 test empty the vial then do another test. Its like doing to tests in 1.


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By luther1200
Jul 23, 2009
 
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Good kit, repeatable results

Comments I have found the kit to be fairly straight forward to use. The color shifts are clearly evident to me. The test has been fairly repeatable for me.


Liked about it Straight forward and easy to use. Cost is about the same as any other Mag test out there


Didn't like 4 different reagents and only 1 test tube included for the test (which requires 2 different tests to complete). No fills available for the test kit. You will use one of the reagents more than the others and are basically wasting a good bit of reagent.


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By Fat Tony
Oct 05, 2009
 
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Only Magnesium Test Kit I will use!

General Great test kit. Elos really takes their time in development and I have have been very happy with their test kits. Instructions are simple and easy to follow.


Liked about it Accurate, fast and decisive color change.


Didn't like Price...


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By dcmartinpc
Jul 06, 2009
 
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