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Old 07-23-2007, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought one off ebay. It didn't come with the liquid. I live in hawaii and i called every single store, they all don't have the liquid. Is this liquid just the liquid that comes with the ph test kits? And if it is then I should mix it with distilled water and a little baking soda to get the level. Please correct me if I am wrong. Cause i probably am.
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Just mix up your water with some baking soda to get the KH you want. Use RO/DI or distilled, you just want some with nothing in it. Use a KH test kit to dial it in - trust me, it doesn't take much baking soda at all! Then just put this into the drop checker along with 5 or 6 drops from a pH test kit. I find that that extra drops make the color easier to see.

You were pretty much right all along.

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Go to the DIY forum and read the very long thread about drop checkers. The answers are there.
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