10-21-2010, 06:58 AM
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| | Re: Drop checker question
Originally Posted by majstor76
well, it said
so make some 4dk liquid and fill with it half of DC and then add drops of reagent till you get good colour
Yes, mine says the same thing, "water of the jar". I've heard of "whiskey in the jar" but not "water in the jar".
There was no jar that came with the drop checker solution, just the small bottle. I know I have to creatively interpret their "chinglish", but that requires psychic powers. I thought these solutions were sold pre-mixed.
Originally Posted by Seattle_Aquarist
I use that type of drop checker on both of my tanks with CO2 and I like them, unless I get clumsy! Yes, you need to dilute the indicator solution with 4.0 dkH water. Typically I add 4 drops of indicator solution to the Drop Checker and then fill the "bulb" 1/2 way with 4.0 dkH water. I change out the solution about every two months, or more often if necessary. Here
is a good thread on Drop Checkers and how to mix up 4.0 dkH water. See the second post down.
Thanks, I read that thread a few weeks ago and bought a bottle of distilled water in preparation, so I will mix that up tonight.