View Full Version : Magnesium Test Kit to 1700

09-23-2014, 01:10 AM
Anyone know which Magnesium test goes up to 1700? I'm treating the tank with Kent M to kill-off the hair algae. I just need a good test kit to monitor the gradual increase.

09-23-2014, 01:19 AM
Just refill the syringe keep going until the color changes each drop is as certain amount of ppm ;)

09-23-2014, 01:36 AM
Syringe? Ok, now I'm confused. Do the test kits use a syringe?

09-23-2014, 01:39 AM
Syringe? Ok, now I'm confused. Do the test kits use a syringe?

The Good ones do:)

09-23-2014, 01:47 AM
Ok, any recommendations for a test kit from J&L? http://www.jlaquatics.com/category/37/Test+Kits+%26+Hydrometers.html


09-23-2014, 01:55 AM

09-23-2014, 01:57 AM
Thank You! Hopefully I'll figure it out when I get the kit. Apparently I need to slowly (by 100 per day) bring it up to 1600-1800 and leave it there for 2 weeks. You're thinkin' I'd be able to monitor that closely with this kit, eh?

09-23-2014, 03:04 AM
Yes salifert is what I like too for mg:)

09-23-2014, 03:32 AM
I use 3% Hydrogen Peroxide to rid my tank of hair Algae. A guy told me to put the rock or coral into a bowl and, add some tank water till the item is just covered. The recipe he told me to use was 2 ounces of HP to every cup of tank water used to cover the item. Let it sit for 10 mins then brush of the hair algae with an old toothbrush, dip it back into the recipe and repeat using new water and HP, but only let it sit for a couple of minutes, then brush off again. Finally rinsing in just your tank water. Add to tank. Hair algae never came back

It never harmed my zoas that were on the rock that I dipped, but I do not want to be responsible for any adverse reaction, so do your own resaearch, before doing it

Has anyone else used this method?

09-23-2014, 01:09 PM
Kent Tech M and some GFO worked for me. Elos kits work fine as well but the Mg one does require a lot of drop counting. Consider purchasing a PO4 kit as well if you don't have one already.