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    Freshwater API Master Test Kit Review

    0/5 stars! I started dosing KNO3 to raise my nitrates yesterday, its giving me readings of 0-1, constantly. So I dosed more and more. Tried the old dry tab test kit... over 100ppm.................. Dont let that test kit ruin your day. Water changes up the wazoo





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    I've been using the API Master Test Kit for years and never had any problems with the readings.



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    Yeah I forgot to come back to this post, some1 told me to REALLY shake up the nitrate #2 reagent. I mean I was shaking it before- but not enough. Took 10min of shaking and banging the bottle on the table. But it does work now.



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    Interesting...I've never had to do THAT intensive of a shake to get decent readings. Did you make sure it hasn't expired?
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    yeah it was opened 2months ago



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    It goes by manufacturing date not when you opened it, I've seen some really old tests sitting in some stores before.



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    i cant seem to find the date, do u know where it sits?



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    Should be above the label on each bottle the lot number. example 84B0111 means it was made 1/11. They're generally good for 2-3 years



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    ok then my bottles range from 08-2011 to 11-2011



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    I've never had issues. The instructions say to vigorously shake bottle #2 for 30 seconds. I do this every time and never have issues. If you don't shake it well you will get 0 nitrates every time.


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