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Old 08-11-2008, 12:39 AM
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Lightbulb Colour Charts for Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate & PH

For anyone who has lost the colour charts to their Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate or PH test kits.....These may help in the short term!! Colours on the charts may not be an exact match to the colour in your vial, but gives an approximate indication of what it should be.

Footnote: Please note that these colour charts are for API test kits only!
Please also use only as a guide! On the PH chart in particular, the purple colour shown here in the picture, may be a dark pink on the actual chart (which it is on mine). The shading in these pics. may also be slightly different.
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:39 AM
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bernie you're awesome
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Old 08-11-2008, 03:37 AM
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Default Re: Colour Charts for Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate & PH

I believe the color charts for the different brand names are not the same. The ones I posted were for API kits. My Tetra kits have slightly different shades on the ph and ammonia cards. To be sure, I am going to check my kits in the AM.

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Old 08-11-2008, 04:08 AM
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I'm not really! but Thank you for saying so Greensleeves.

Thank you Dano for pointing that out...you are correct of course! I have added a footnote to my post. Thank you also for giving me the idea to put the charts up. If you think they are not very good pics, please delete this thread and put your own in if you wish.

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Old 08-11-2008, 04:38 AM
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I compaired the API and Tetra kits that I have. The nitrite NO2 kits are dramatically different. The fresh water ph kits have slightly different shades and different value ranges. I will try to get the Tetra cards up for view.

Your pics are fine and I am often incorrect! That is why I often have to go back and double check behind myself

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Old 08-11-2008, 10:44 AM
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I think these scans are a GREAT resource to have on hand. Sure colors may vary by monitor display, but wow, they will help to get an idea as to where your tank is at.

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My students use my kit with the school tanks and I'm always paranoid that they will lose the cards...
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