Salifert Magnesium Aquarium Test Kit.
Magnesium is present in NSW in a fairly high concentration (1300 - 1400 mg/L). Magnesium is an essential part of chlorophyll, which is necessary for photosynthesis.
Without photosynthesis plants, including algae and the corals, which we usually have in our aquariums, would not be able to live.
Magnesium has another important function since in fact makes maintaining the correct combination of calcium concentration and alkalinity or carbonate hardness possible.
Maintaining a correct magnesium concentration is therefore very important and is indirectly responsible for fast coral and calcareous algae growth by virtue of making the maintenance of correct calcium and alkalinity figures possible.
Magnesium is depleted by algae and is also depleted by the use of excessive kalkwasser and by going far beyond natural calcium and alkalinity and pH values.
The Salifert magnesium test is very straightforward and does not suffer from calcium and strontium interferences when within certain bounds.
It measures in sufficient accurate steps of 30 mg/L with a sharp color change.
The kit can perform approx. 50 measurements.
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Best Product out There Review by 2manyhobbies
A great product and a great price. (Posted on 12/19/2011)
Good product Review by Tommy
This is a good test kit - not too complicated and fairly straight forward. It seems to provide an accurate assessment of Magnesium. Having enough Mg in the tank helps cut down on unwanted algae. The price of this kit from Aqua Cave is about $8 less than at my local fish store. A good buy. (Posted on 8/4/2010)
Review by RLockhart
Very accurate and easy to see color change takes about 1 minute. (Posted on 3/18/2010)
Great! Review by moray
Great test kit. It is very easy and straight forward to use. The color change is also not hard to see (which is sometimes a challenge for me). (Posted on 3/6/2010)
Great! Review by Ben
This is the easiest magnesium test Ive tried and has a very sharp endpoint. I am very pleased with it. (Posted on 9/25/2009)
Excellent test kit! Review by Jorober
This test kit is easy to use, and very accurate! Another great product from Salifert! I exclusively use their test kits for mine and my roommates tanks. With 700 gallons between our two systems, a product has to be excellent for us to be satisfied! (Posted on 8/7/2009)
Mag test kit Review by Linda
Product is easy to use and accurate. I am very satisfied with this kit. (Posted on 7/8/2009)
not much better Review by
This is the first Mg test I have used, but I feel this is the best test you can buy for aquarium use after I did some research. Fairly easy to use after reading the directions a few times, and accurate. (Posted on 12/2/2008)
Use of Magnesium test Review by Richard
While I have not compared this test to others, my biggest complaint with many tests involves my difficulty determining the "color change."
This tests color change seems easier for me to notice, thus lessening my frustration. The kit is easy to use. My only irritation is with the number of drops one must count before the desired range to be tested becomes within range. Overall though I liked this test and would recommend it. (Posted on 11/1/2008)
Great test kit. Review by MSimmons
This is the only Magnesium test kit I will ever use. Its a bit pricey but very accurate and well worth the money. (Posted on 9/27/2008)