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Salifert Calcium Test Kit

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  • Calcium is a major constituent of coralline algae, the skeletal material of hard corals and the skeletal needles of soft/leather corals. In many cases too low a calcium concentration retards coral and coralline algae growth.
  • Calcium also fulfills many important biological functions.
  • In a healthy aquarium, the growth and multiplication of corals, calcareous algae and other organisms can result in calcium depletion. To maintain a stable environment it is important that the calcium content should not fluctuate by more than 15 mg/L from the optimum range of 420 - 450 mg/L so regular testing should be carried out.
  • This means that any calcium test used should have an accuracy of significantly less than 15mg/L otherwise it will be difficult to monitor such fluctuations.
  • The Salifert test kit measures in steps of 5 mg/L and has an accuracy of 10 mg/L.
  • The color change is precise, detecting small but significant fluctuations in the concentration of calcium.
  • The test is not affected by magnesium.
  • Sufficient for 50-100 tests.
  • Can be used for marine water, freshwater and garden pond water
Warning!

Ca-1 reagent contains sodium hydroxide and is strongly irritating to skin and eyes. In case of contact with skin wash with plenty of water. In case of contact with the eyes wash with plenty water and consult a physician immediately.

Not for consumption. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed contact a physician immediately.



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Product Manuals & Documentation

Salifert Calcium Test Kit

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

Salifert
Salifert is a Holland base company that produces top of the line test kits as well as tank additives and foods for marine and reef aquariums.


Warranty

30 days from date of purchase.

29 Reviews

TOMI WILLIS from HUTCHINSON, KS UNITED STATES

01/26/2015

Experience Level: Beginner

Works well

If you can't afford the REALLY expensive test kits ( who can?) this is the way to go. There are cheaper kits, but don't waste money on them. I test frequently- don't want to lose any expensive corals or fish.

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CHAD DAVENPORT from TORRANCE, CA UNITED STATES

10/29/2014

Experience Level: Expert

Important and Accurate Kit

I really like the Salifert kits and this Calcium kit is one I use all the time. It's important to know where your Ca level is at and I find this kit to be very helpful and accurate. Good price at Marine Depot. About $10 less than at my local fish store.

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C. Covington from Reno, NV UNITED STATES

07/04/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great except for one thing

The test procedure/results are very accurate however adding the 8 drops of Ca-2 is tricky. The "dropper" is poorly made.. with the way it was designed it doesn't really drip but tends to pour out of the bottle. Should be designed more like an eye dropper and not a rigid plastic bottle and oversized hole. Poor design there, especially when exactly 8 accurate drops are needed.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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DAVID DILLON from LA VERGNE, TN UNITED STATES

09/15/2013

Experience Level: Beginner

Worth the $

I bought this to replace an older API test kit that I had. The Salifert tests are much more accurate than the API tests are. Well worth the money.

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CARL PETERSON from SAN LEANDRO, CA UNITED STATES

12/30/2011

Experience Level: Expert

Excellent

This kit is a must for any serious hobbyist. It is easy to use and accurate. It's vital to keep the correct Calcium level in a reef tank. This kit makes it easy to monitor your Calcium level.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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WESLEY WEATHERS from LAWTON, OK UNITED STATES

09/09/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Calcium test kit

Just got this kit and tried it out on both my tanks. My ap test kit read one tank at 480 and the salifert read the tank at 415. 2nd tank read with ap at 440 and the salifurt read it at 425. Going to test with new water next week and will post what both kits are doing. Even though I do like the salifert kit due to it reads in increments of 5 and the ap reads 20 for every drop. Salifert was easy to use and I plan on working with this test kit for a long time.

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PATRICK from ORLANDO, FL UNITED STATES

08/29/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Salifert Calcium Test Kit

Easy to use,accurate,reliable.No complaints!

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JOEL's RED SEA MAX from VACAVILLE, CA UNITED STATES

08/21/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

test kits

I use almost all the Salifert test kits and I really like em. I find them easy to use and very accurate.

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BOB from ROCKY FACE, GA UNITED STATES

05/15/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

Satisfied

Great kit - no color chart comparison kits for me ! I get a good sense of accuracy with this kit

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BARDIA from TORRANCE, CA UNITED STATES

03/15/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

not good

i got mine and its totally off. im surprised cause i read a lot of good reviews about it before purchasing. i guess i just got a bad one.

1 out of 8 found this review helpful

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