Red Sea Mg Test high

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  1. Mordim

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    Anyone have issues with the Red Sea Mg Test kit for Mg testing high?

    Mine regularly yesterday 1500-1600. Everything looks happy. It's been this way for a year. The new test kit reads the same as the old one did.

    I've read of some others having this kit test high.

    I'm wondering if I should borrow a another brand of test kit and see what it reads.
     
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    I use the Salifert MG test kit. Never had any bad readings.


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    Yeah I have had that too. But you must follow the directions exactly, especially when u do the 60 sec drops. Don't shake it the whole time. Only for 10 to 15 secs then rest for 45 to 50 secs. That did seem to change the outcome for me somewhat.
     
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    Why shake it for only 10-15? The card shows a 60 sec timer and the shaking symbol?
     
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    That's where it is confusing. I've watched videos of how to test because I thought I was doing it wrong and to some degree I was. It still reads higher then the Apex trident.
    I like the test kit but may also try something else just to see
    BRS has one to that addresses this.
    around the 16:08 mark

    around the 2:45 min mark
     
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