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    Advanced water testing

    Kids and I wanted to "experiment" with our new TF100 kit and I did not want to go through a lot of reagents. I observed at a quick glimpse a few shortcuts that could cut down on Reagents needed for a test. Realizing that the corresponding result could be more or less accurate. Thought it could be a good thread over such advanced techniques. Anyone please chime in for extras, as a newbie user of a TF100 kit I noticed:

    1. CYA - If you know your CYA results are going to come in high, especially greater than 40 you dont need the full mix. As long as your mix is 50/50 you could change up how much testing solution you make.

    I am assuming things are linear....
    2. Chlorine Drop test - If you weren't testing for CC AND needed to test at shock levels you could get away with 5ml of water and the multiplier be 1 for your drops. If its less than 5 might as well use the OTO. You could go the other direction and get greater than 0.5 FC resolution with more water.

    3. Calcium Hardness - ???
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    Re: Advanced water testing

    You should check out my alternate test directions. They address the TA and CH tests and offer another approach to saving on CYA reagent.
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    Re: Advanced water testing

    Ooops another thread started over something very similar. I missed it, if I would of seen it I could of only added the option to make a smaller mixture of CYA mix.

    Oh well, we brought fresh air to your great thread, thanks for the link.

    Edit: [Mod's if it makes more sense move my content to Jason's thread, Thanks!]
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