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    Taylor test kit

    I need new reagents for my kit. How often do you replace old reagents and where do you get them? It looks as if it is almost cheaper to buy a whole new kit.

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    Re: Taylor test kit

    You can get refills from TF Test kits. If you read each of the test descriptions here, it includes information on how to tell if the reagent has gone bad.
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    Re: Taylor test kit

    Taylor says the reagents are good for a year. We have found that if they are stored correctly they will often last for two years or longer.
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    Re: Taylor test kit

    Not for nothing, but what's the difference between Taylor brand reagents and say, the store brand?

    If I have a store brand OTO CL and PH testing block, can I reliably replace the reagents with Taylor's?
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    Re: Taylor test kit

    The Taylor reagents have much better compensation against things that might interfere with the test. For example, the PH test can be thrown off by high FC levels. Store brand reagents start having problems when FC is somewhere between 3 and 8 (depending on the manufacturer). The Taylor PH test is good with FC up to 10, and somewhat usable with FC up to 15.

    The testing blocks are not interchangeable. The colors are the same, but the amount of water they hold varies. Each brand of reagent is designed for specific amounts of water in the water sample being tested.
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