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Thread: CYA Testing--Water Temp

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    CYA Testing--Water Temp

    Hi guys..Might be a crazy question, but gotta ask. Water temp is less than 60 and I think I remember that water should be 70 or better to test CYA. As I keep my home cool, is it ok to warm the test water in the microwave for a few moments? Maybe I'm being A/R, but doing my first test of the year to get ready for my shock process. Your thoughts, as always, certainly appreciated!!! Thanks!!
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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    Re: CYA Testing--Water Temp

    That seems like a bad idea ... but I am not sure how the chemistry would be affected. Might be better to just hold it under hot running water to warm it up?
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    Re: CYA Testing--Water Temp

    Jason....that was going to be my second solution. Still curious about "nuking" the water....TKS Jason!!!
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    Re: CYA Testing--Water Temp

    I'd try it both ways just to see what happens. I suspect that as long as you just nuke it long enough to warm it, it'll be fine. In fact I'd try it cold too while I was experimenting!
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