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    OTO Test Results

    Hi!

    I have a question about the chlorine oto test. I am trying to maintain a high level of chlorine while I wait for the fancy test kit to come in the mail. I found some info about keeping the color around hunter orange so I think I am close to a shade of hunter orange. However, after a minute or so the test starts to separate and there is so type of red debris or color floating in the test kit. I never noticed anything like that at the yellow testing colors.
    Thanks for any help!
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    Re: OTO Test Results

    Questions: How old is that reagent? How has it been stored?
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    Re: OTO Test Results

    I posted an answer in your other thread. It means that your FC is much higher than the simple kit can handle.
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    Re: OTO Test Results

    And I wouldn't worry about it, especially after the reacted sample sits for a whole minute or more. Do the best you can waiting till the good kit arrives. And pitch that one in the bin when it does.
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    Re: OTO Test Results

    The reagent is a couple years old and has been stored in its little blue case.
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    Re: OTO Test Results

    Years old is not good especially if it was not in a climate controlled environment. I seem to recall at very very high levels particulates showing up like that. But since the your reagent is so old I wouldn't draw any conclusions
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    Re: OTO Test Results

    StraBary,

    Your almost my neighbor! You need that good kit, for sure. I think your FC is very, very high. Do you have ANY idea what your CYA level is?
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    Re: OTO Test Results

    Yes we are almost neighbors! Sorry abt posting in two different places, I was trying to be organized by category. From a pinch a penny test my cya is 40. I have only been adding about a gallon of chlorine a day to maintain the level, I hope!
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