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    Chlorine Test question.

    Hello, I have the TF-100 test kit, which I love, and understand. And daily I use the Chlorine Test (OTO), which only measures up to 5. I need my water to be at a 6 each day, is there a test kit like the OTO that has up to 6? I know I can do the test with the powder & the drops (sorry donít know the real name of it) but I would love an easier one to do daily. Any suggestions? Thanks!!
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    Re: Chlorine Test question.

    Quote Originally Posted by marianegs View Post
    Hello, I have the TF-100 test kit, which I love, and understand. And daily I use the Chlorine Test (OTO), which only measures up to 5. I need my water to be at a 6 each day, is there a test kit like the OTO that has up to 6? I know I can do the test with the powder & the drops (sorry don’t know the real name of it) but I would love an easier one to do daily. Any suggestions? Thanks!!
    you could do a 1/1 dilution with distilled water, but that seems like a lot of work. you can kinda gauge FC levels higher than 5 when you get the hang of it. the top color on the chart is a dark yellow, but it gets darker to orangish as you keep going up. I would suggest you do your test with the powder/drop test, confirm its 6, then do the test with the OTO and look at the color. you should be able to see its slightly darker than the top of the chart and you can go from there. make sense?
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    Re: Chlorine Test question.

    Please visit this link which is a new Taylor gauge that will measure a higher FC level! https://www.taylortechnologies.com/corporate_news.asp
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    Re: Chlorine Test question.

    Oohhh hey! I gotta get me one of those!

    As for using your old OTO it will get more yellow with more chlorine. As long as it is brighter yellow than 5 you are OK up to tweety bird yellow. If it starts to darken like school bus yellow it is too high. A little more is better than a little less.


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    Re: Chlorine Test question.

    Quote Originally Posted by otter86753 View Post
    Please visit this link which is a new Taylor gauge that will measure a higher FC level! https://www.taylortechnologies.com/corporate_news.asp
    This is great! Thank you! TFTestKits does not look like they have it? I found it on Amazon, but I don't believe it comes with the drops. Have you used it? Where did you buy it and the drops. Thanks for all your help!
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    Re: Chlorine Test question.

    My guess is it will come in a kit with the chemicals just like the yellow/red OTO tester you have now. I emailed tftestkits to get more info.
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    Re: Chlorine Test question.

    You are welcome. I do not have it as I only test with FAS/DPD. Perhaps someone who actually has it will be along to assist.
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    Re: Chlorine Test question.

    Looking at it on Amazon, it requires R-0001 and R-0002 reagents. Five drops of each per test. Six shades of pink to compare, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7.5, and 10 ppm.

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