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Salifert KH / Alkalinity Profi-Test Kit

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What is Salifert KH / Alkalinity Profi-Test Kit?

Another test kit in which Salifert stands alone is the activated carbon test. The activated carbon itself is tested on its remaining capacity in this test. Thus allowing hobbyists to decide when the activated carbon has to be renewed. It should not be neglected that an 'old-fashioned' criterion of yellowness of the water for pinpointing when to change the carbon is not quite appropriate since a yellow color already means a far too high pollution level. Furthermore, the onset of more blue and less yellow lights does not always facilitate the observation of yellowness as in former times.


How Does Salifert KH / Alkalinity Profi-Test Kit Work? 

Your marine friends need safe, toxin-free water to grow and thrive in, so make sure their home is safe with Salifert Aquarium Carbonate Hardness/Alkalinity Test Kit. Fantastic for measuring the amounts of carbonates and the hardness/alkalinity levels in your aquarium’s water, this test kit can accurately and immediately perform checks up to 100 times, meaning you can rest easy knowing your pals are swimming in safe water for a long time to come. These tests change color to detect even minor fluctuations so you can find them early on for vital intervention as needed so your fish, plants, and other marine friends can swim about happily and healthily.


Benefits of Salifert KH / Alkalinity Profi-Test Kit:


  • Accurately and immediately measure hardness and alkalinity levels in aquarium water.
  • Detects carbonate and bicarbonates found in active aquarium setups.
  • Performs up to 100 tests for repeated use.
  • Changes color when it detects even minor fluctuations.
  • Helps you maintain healthy water for aquarium setups.


KH/Alkalinity Table:
Note: This table is based on 2ml of water; subsequently, the KH and alkalinity values are multiplied by 2.

Reading in ml’s

KH Value in dKH

Alkalinity in meq/L

0.00

16.0

5.71

0.02

15.7

5.60

0.04

15.4

5.49

0.06

15.0

5.37

0.08

14.7

5.26

0.10

14.4

5.14

0.14

14.1

5.03

0.12

13.8

4.91

0.16

13.4

4.80

0.18

13.1

4.69

0.20

12.8

4.57

0.22

12.5

4.46

0.24

12.2

4.34

0.26

11.8

4.23

0.28

11.5

4.11

0.30

11.2

4.00

0.32

10.9

3.89

0.34

10.6

3.77

0.36

10.2

3.66


0.38

9.9

3.54

0.40

9.6

3.43

0.42

9.3

3.31

0.44

9.0

3.20

0.46

8.6

3.09

0.48

8.3

2.97

0.50

8.0

2.86

0.52

7.7

2.74

0.54

7.4

2.63

0.56

7.0

2.51

0.58

6.7

2.40

0.60

6.4

2.29

0.62

6.1

2.17

0.64

5.8

2.06

0.66

5.4

1.94

0.68

5.1

1.83

0.70

4.8

1.71

0.72

4.5

1.60

0.74

4.2

1.49

0.76

3.8

1.37


0.78

3.5

1.26

0.80

3.2

1.14

0.82

2.9

1.03

0.84

2.6

0.91

0.86

2.2

0.80

0.88

1.9

0.69

0.90

1.6

0.57

0.92

1.3

0.46

0.94

1.0

0.34

0.96

0.6

0.23

0.98

0.3

0.11


Warning!
The KH/Alkalinity reagent contains a dye. Avoid spilling the dye on fabric and other materials since they may become stained. Keep out of reach of children. Not for consumption.

Instructions:

  1. Add with the 5 ml syringe 4 ml of water in the test vial. For a lower resolution and more tests per kit, add two instead of 4 ml.

  2. Shake the KH-Ind dropping bottle a few times and add two drops in the test vial (1 drop for the low-resolution mode).

  3. Put the plastic tip firmly on the 1 ml syringe. And draw into the syringe the KH reagent (ensure that the end of the plastic tip is constantly submerged in the KH reagent) till the lower end of the black part of the piston is exactly at the 1.00 ml mark. There will be some air present just below the piston. This is the air present between the end of the plastic tip and the piston. This will not influence the test result.

  4. Add dropwise with the 1 ml syringe the KH reagent to the water in the test tube. Swirl after each drop a second or two. Continue with this until the color changes from blue/green to orange-red or pink (whichever color is observed first).

  5. Hold the syringe with the tip facing upward and read the position of the, now the upper end, of the black part of the piston. The syringe has graduations of 0.01 ml. Read the KH or alkalinity value from the table or calculate as follows.

    KH in dKH = (1 - reading in step 5) x 16

    Alkaline in meq/L = (1 - reading in step 5) x 5.71

    If you have chosen for the lower resolution, multiply the calculated result by 2.

    Natural seawater has a KH of 8 dKH or alkalinity of 2.9 meq/L

    KH and alkalinity is increased safely with Salifert`sKH + pH Buffer.