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{"id":4579084828708,"title":"Tropic Marin® KH-Test","handle":"tropic-marin®-kh-test","description":"\u003ch3\u003eFeatures:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFor determining the alkalinity (KH)\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe carbonate hardness (KH) or alkalinity of a water sample characterises the buffering capacity, i.e. the ability to maintain the pH value of the water. There are many terms in water chemistry to describe the buffering capacity with varying definitions. The term “carbonate hardness” is customary in fishkeeping; however, it is the alkalinity which is measured. In this test, both terms are used synonymously. The reading for alkalinity is usually given in degrees of German hardness (°dH).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe alkalinity should be tested in all aquariums with great regularity. If the alkalinity in the aquarium is too low, the pH value can sink (sudden drop in acidity) to a level which is life-threatening for many fish and invertebrates. In reef aquariums, an adequate alkalinity level is essential for strong coral growth. On the other hand, an overly high alkalinity in saltwater tanks can lead to calcium carbonate precipitates and also have a negative impact on coral growth. The alkalinity in saltwater aquariums should range from 6 to 9 °dH. The alkalinity in freshwater aquariums should not fall below 3 °dH.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTropic Marin\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eKH-Test\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ekit makes it possible to quickly determine the alkalinity of your aquarium water by ease of use and high accuracy.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eBenefits:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ctable id=\"vorteile\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd width=\"10\"\u003e•\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eMeasurement range: 1 – 20 °dH\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e•\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAccuracy: 0.5\/ 1 °dH\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e•\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eFor determining the alkalinity in aquaria\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e•\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSufficient for approximately 100 applications\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e•\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eMeasured on the German hardness scale (°dH)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e•\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eConversion Table for other units in the instruction manual included\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to use:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ctable id=\"vorteile\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd width=\"10\"\u003e1.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eShake the dropper bottle before use!\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e2.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRinse out the glass cuvette with tap water and then several times with aquarium water.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e3.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eFill the glass cuvette with exactly 5 ml of aquarium water using the dosing syringe.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e4.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eNow add the KH test reagent drop by drop (shake the cuvette after each drop), until the colour of the solution changes from TURQUOISE to PINK.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e5.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eThe number of drops indicates the alkalinity of the solution in °dH, e.g. 8 drops = 8 °dH. To increase the accuracy of the measurement, a 10 ml water sample (instead of 5 ml) can be used. In that case, 1 drop corresponds to 0.5 °dH, i.e. 15 drops = 7.5 °dH.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e6.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRinse out the glass cuvette and the syringe thoroughly with tap water after the measurement process.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHow to correct unfavourable values\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo increase the alkalinity when levels are too low, we recommend using \u003cstrong\u003eTropic Marin\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"TRIPLE-BUFFER\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tropic-marin.com\/minerals\/triple-buffer\/?lang=en\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eTRIPLE BUFFER\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eor\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"LIQUID BUFFER\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tropic-marin.com\/minerals\/liquid-buffer\/?lang=en\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLIQUID BUFFER\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003efor saltwater applications and\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTropic Marin\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"RE-MINERAL TROPIC\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tropic-marin.com\/minerals-bacteria\/de-re-mineral-tropic-en-re-mineral-tropic-fr-re-mineral-tropic\/?lang=en\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eRE-MINERAL TROPIC\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003efor freshwater applications. If the alkalinity level is too high in your saltwater aquarium, we recommend using\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTropic Marin\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"ALCA-BALANCE\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tropic-marin.com\/minerals\/alca-balance\/?lang=en\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eALCA-BALANCE\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eShelf life and storage\u003c\/span\u003e6 months after opening. 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There are many terms in water chemistry to describe the buffering capacity with varying definitions. The term “carbonate hardness” is customary in fishkeeping; however, it is the alkalinity which is measured. In this test, both terms are used synonymously. The reading for alkalinity is usually given in degrees of German hardness (°dH).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe alkalinity should be tested in all aquariums with great regularity. If the alkalinity in the aquarium is too low, the pH value can sink (sudden drop in acidity) to a level which is life-threatening for many fish and invertebrates. In reef aquariums, an adequate alkalinity level is essential for strong coral growth. On the other hand, an overly high alkalinity in saltwater tanks can lead to calcium carbonate precipitates and also have a negative impact on coral growth. The alkalinity in saltwater aquariums should range from 6 to 9 °dH. The alkalinity in freshwater aquariums should not fall below 3 °dH.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTropic Marin\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eKH-Test\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ekit makes it possible to quickly determine the alkalinity of your aquarium water by ease of use and high accuracy.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eBenefits:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ctable id=\"vorteile\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd width=\"10\"\u003e•\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eMeasurement range: 1 – 20 °dH\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e•\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAccuracy: 0.5\/ 1 °dH\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e•\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eFor determining the alkalinity in aquaria\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e•\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSufficient for approximately 100 applications\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e•\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eMeasured on the German hardness scale (°dH)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e•\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eConversion Table for other units in the instruction manual included\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to use:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ctable id=\"vorteile\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd width=\"10\"\u003e1.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eShake the dropper bottle before use!\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e2.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRinse out the glass cuvette with tap water and then several times with aquarium water.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e3.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eFill the glass cuvette with exactly 5 ml of aquarium water using the dosing syringe.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e4.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eNow add the KH test reagent drop by drop (shake the cuvette after each drop), until the colour of the solution changes from TURQUOISE to PINK.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e5.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eThe number of drops indicates the alkalinity of the solution in °dH, e.g. 8 drops = 8 °dH. To increase the accuracy of the measurement, a 10 ml water sample (instead of 5 ml) can be used. In that case, 1 drop corresponds to 0.5 °dH, i.e. 15 drops = 7.5 °dH.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e6.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRinse out the glass cuvette and the syringe thoroughly with tap water after the measurement process.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHow to correct unfavourable values\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo increase the alkalinity when levels are too low, we recommend using \u003cstrong\u003eTropic Marin\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"TRIPLE-BUFFER\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tropic-marin.com\/minerals\/triple-buffer\/?lang=en\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eTRIPLE BUFFER\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eor\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"LIQUID BUFFER\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tropic-marin.com\/minerals\/liquid-buffer\/?lang=en\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLIQUID BUFFER\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003efor saltwater applications and\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTropic Marin\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"RE-MINERAL TROPIC\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tropic-marin.com\/minerals-bacteria\/de-re-mineral-tropic-en-re-mineral-tropic-fr-re-mineral-tropic\/?lang=en\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eRE-MINERAL TROPIC\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003efor freshwater applications. If the alkalinity level is too high in your saltwater aquarium, we recommend using\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTropic Marin\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"ALCA-BALANCE\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tropic-marin.com\/minerals\/alca-balance\/?lang=en\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eALCA-BALANCE\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eShelf life and storage\u003c\/span\u003e6 months after opening. Store in a cool, dark place.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe entire instruction manual as PDF file can be found here:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"Manuel KH\/Alkalinity-Test\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tropic-marin.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/11\/28240-ga-kh-test_11_2016.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eKH\/Alkalinity-Test\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Tropic Marin® KH-Test

Product Description
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Features:

For determining the alkalinity (KH)

The carbonate hardness (KH) or alkalinity of a water sample characterises the buffering capacity, i.e. the ability to maintain the pH value of the water. There are many terms in water chemistry to describe the buffering capacity with varying definitions. The term “carbonate hardness” is customary in fishkeeping; however, it is the alkalinity which is measured. In this test, both terms are used synonymously. The reading for alkalinity is usually given in degrees of German hardness (°dH).

The alkalinity should be tested in all aquariums with great regularity. If the alkalinity in the aquarium is too low, the pH value can sink (sudden drop in acidity) to a level which is life-threatening for many fish and invertebrates. In reef aquariums, an adequate alkalinity level is essential for strong coral growth. On the other hand, an overly high alkalinity in saltwater tanks can lead to calcium carbonate precipitates and also have a negative impact on coral growth. The alkalinity in saltwater aquariums should range from 6 to 9 °dH. The alkalinity in freshwater aquariums should not fall below 3 °dH.

The Tropic Marin® KH-Test kit makes it possible to quickly determine the alkalinity of your aquarium water by ease of use and high accuracy.

Benefits:

Measurement range: 1 – 20 °dH
Accuracy: 0.5/ 1 °dH
For determining the alkalinity in aquaria
Sufficient for approximately 100 applications
Measured on the German hardness scale (°dH)
Conversion Table for other units in the instruction manual included

 

How to use:

1. Shake the dropper bottle before use!
2. Rinse out the glass cuvette with tap water and then several times with aquarium water.
3. Fill the glass cuvette with exactly 5 ml of aquarium water using the dosing syringe.
4. Now add the KH test reagent drop by drop (shake the cuvette after each drop), until the colour of the solution changes from TURQUOISE to PINK.
5. The number of drops indicates the alkalinity of the solution in °dH, e.g. 8 drops = 8 °dH. To increase the accuracy of the measurement, a 10 ml water sample (instead of 5 ml) can be used. In that case, 1 drop corresponds to 0.5 °dH, i.e. 15 drops = 7.5 °dH.
6. Rinse out the glass cuvette and the syringe thoroughly with tap water after the measurement process.

How to correct unfavourable values

To increase the alkalinity when levels are too low, we recommend using Tropic Marin® TRIPLE BUFFER or LIQUID BUFFER for saltwater applications and Tropic Marin® RE-MINERAL TROPIC for freshwater applications. If the alkalinity level is too high in your saltwater aquarium, we recommend using Tropic Marin® ALCA-BALANCE.

Shelf life and storage6 months after opening. Store in a cool, dark place.

The entire instruction manual as PDF file can be found here: KH/Alkalinity-Test

Vendor: Tropic Marin

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