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Thread: Confusion about FC and TC levdl

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    Confusion about FC and TC levdl

    Ok this is probably a really dumb question. I have new k-2006 test kit and have actually gotten clear water in three days! Hooray! Still keeping FC at about 15 but I used old Walmart kit just to see what it would say and it's barely registering 5 in TC what in the world is that?? Am I crazy?
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    Re: Confusion about FC and TC levdl

    What kind of test kit is it and how "old" is it? You have a good test kit so I would stick with that one and forget the old one. What readings are you getting from your good kit for TC. TC=FC+CC
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    Re: Confusion about FC and TC levdl

    Your new Taylor kit is a far superior kit when compared to the other one. Stick with those values.

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    Re: Confusion about FC and TC levdl

    My FC is 15 and CC is 0 the ild one is the Walmart HTH kit just thought it was bizarre.
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    Re: Confusion about FC and TC levdl

    Those kind of test only read up to 5ppm. That's why the FAS-DPD test are recommended for higher levels of chlorine.
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    Re: Confusion about FC and TC levdl

    I thought I had it so high it would be dark orange. Oh well. I will just stop messing with the old one!
    AGP: 24' x 52" cartridge filter: 13,500 gallons. Taylor K-2006 test kit.

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    Re: Confusion about FC and TC levdl

    Quote Originally Posted by passionsrlz
    I thought I had it so high it would be dark orange. Oh well. I will just stop messing with the old one!
    If the Walmart kit reads shades of yellow, then it should have gone orange.

    If it uses shades of pink, it might have bleached out from high FC. That's why the TF100 uses the yellow indicator tester.
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    Re: Confusion about FC and TC levdl

    I shouldn't have played with old one because it has me confused. My new kit is showing me 15 FC. The Walmart one isn't turning dark orange and its worrying me. But I know to trust the better kit. I was just curious.
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    Re: Confusion about FC and TC levdl

    I shouldn't have played with old one because it has me confused.
    Throw it away and use a kit you can trust.
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