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Seachem Laboratories Multitest: Iodine & Iodide Test Kit

Seachem Laboratories Multitest: Iodine & Iodide Test Kit

$14.80 


Item #: SC4145


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SeaChem Multitest: Iodine & Iodide Test Kit

This kit measures iodine or iodide to less than 0.005 mg/L. Seachem stands alone in offering this important test to the reef aquarian.
  • multi-cavity plate for simultaneous testing of up to 6 tests at the same time
  • catalysis based, sensitive to less than 0.0025 mg/L
  • includes reference for test validation
  • marine or fresh water
  • Range: 0 - 0.1 mg/L
  • Precision: 0.0025 - 0.005 mg/L

Manufacturer information

Seachem
Seachem Laboratories, Inc. was established in 1980 by Dr. Leo G. Morin. Seachem moved into a state of the art 110,000 square foot facility in Madison, Georgia marking their 25th anniversary in the industry in 2005. This facility includes production and research laboratories, manufacturing, inventory, shipping, and office space.

3 Stars


aaron

Reviewed on
February 08, 2021

Yes, I would recommend this.

Seachem Iodine Test

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Difficult to read

While the test will get you the results that you need, comparing the color from the paper slip to the test solution can be difficult. A bonus is that it does test for elemental iodide.

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matto

Reviewed on
February 14, 2019

No, I would not recommend this.

Difficult to use, interpret and reproduce results

Pros: Price

Cons: Difficult to use and unreliable

To start, one of the two reagents for the test has to be mixed fresh each time you want to test using two additional reagents supplied in the box for a total of 4 reagents just to do one test. Next, the colorimetric test strip has a color gradient instead of the usual set color values, so it's difficult to decided on an exact color. Not to mention, you only have 20 to 30 seconds to interpret the test before the results are invalid. Also, the test is unreliable since I did multiple tests on samples from the same water and got different values. Sometimes the test didn't even develop. Normally, I compare home test kits to ICP-OES results, but this kit isn't even worth it. This test kit is cheap and you get what you pay for. Iodine can be lethal to your fish, coral and inverts--if you want to supplement, skip this kit and spend the $$ on something worthwhile.

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jason burris

Reviewed on
September 17, 2013

Yes, I would recommend this.

DOES WORK BUT NOT EASY TO READ

BEST WAY TO USE THIS KIT IS TO DO A TEST WITH THE SAMPLE OF 0.06 READING SENT WITH THE TEST KIT THIS WAY YOU GET A IDEA OF THE COLOR REFERENCE. JUST MAKE SURE YOU ARE READY TO READ THE SCALE ONCE MIXED AS THE RESULTS DON'T STAY ONE COLOR FOR LONG MAYBE 10 SECONDS THIS IS THE DRAWBACK I DO NOT LIKE. YOU CAN GET A FAIRLY CLOSE READING FOLLOWING THESE TIPS. IF YOU DON'T LIKE COMPARING COLORS THEN TRUST ME DON'T BUY THIS KIT

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piotr kulesza

Reviewed on
June 14, 2013

Yes, I would recommend this.

Simple and Easy

I have read the reviews and it seems people either love it or hate it. I have found this kit easy to use and have no problem differentiating the colors. This kit also comes with a control test which has a known concentration of .06mg/l which is important in being able to trust the test kit. Overall this kit is simple and easy to use.

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richard kim

Reviewed on
June 08, 2010

Yes, I would recommend this.

TRUTH

This test kit is impossible to get a accurate reading. 8/6/10 CONS 1.) Test kit has light blue to dark blue to tell what your iodide is at 2.) Completely useless because as soon as you add the reagent to get the color reaction it starts to fade from dark to light blue 3.) You have literally 20 seconds or less to guess what color matches on the chart b4 the test sample goes colorless. Pro 1.) At least if your sample water goes blue it tells you have iodide in your water. My opinion don't waste your money. If your really want to dose iodide or iodine just do like 1 drop a day per 50g to really play it safe. I use to do 4 drops a day of brightwell lugols for my 50g and had my iodine read at 0.09 which is high. The story is since I dosed at small increments my fish and coral where still safe even if my iodine was high. Dose small and you'll be safe hope this saved someone from wasting their money. Best regards Aquaticulture

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gabriel torres

Reviewed on
May 28, 2010

No, I would not recommend this.

Results hard to read

From all test kits I tried so far this one was probably the worst. First you have to make one of the reagents yourself (?). Then the results are really hard to read: the final color is a very light blue and the scale given changes from fsaint blue to very light blue, almost impossible to get exactly the resulting value. And the final color only stays "on" for some seconds, everything gest transparent in less than a minute.

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midas

Reviewed on
November 26, 2009

Yes, I would recommend this.

Hard to Read Results

I find the test very easy to use, and I appreciate having a reference sample - but none of that helps since I cannot read the results. The color key is composed of various shades of light blue with very little contrast. Trying to find a match for any sample is just a wild guess, and gives me no confidence.

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pfreytag

Reviewed on
June 06, 2009

Yes, I would recommend this.

Great Test Kit!

I had an idea that my system was in chronic iodide deficiency and it proved to be true. It was half of NSW. This kit is easy to use and has made dosing iodide safe. Levels closer to NSW are getting tired corals new life. I would and will buy this product again.

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chris moultrie

Reviewed on
June 15, 2008

Yes, I would recommend this.

Good Test Kit

Using the reference bottle enclosed the test seems pretty accurate. Always a good idea to test for things like Iodine before you dose! Lots of steps to test and hard to read the color as it's just a long fade of white to blue. Once you get used to it thought it's pretty easy.

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phillip p.

Reviewed on
September 21, 2007

No, I would not recommend this.

Poor Product.

The Seachem Multitest: Ioding & Iodide Text Kit is very difficult to use. You must have distilled water to make the test chemical every time you test. Most aquarium owners have R/O water, which is noted as not being pure enough. I had a hard time getting any reading at all even with fresh distilled water. If you do get a reading, it is very very difficult to make out on the color chart. The difference in colors is very small. I would have trouble calling this kit usable, much less accurate.

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