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This is a discussion on water advice within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Originally Posted by Byron With the API liquid nitrate test kit, you need to shake Regent #2 for 2 minutes before adding the drops. ...

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Old 02-10-2011, 10:51 AM   #11
 
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With the API liquid nitrate test kit, you need to shake Regent #2 for 2 minutes before adding the drops. The instructions say 30 seconds, but this is not sufficient and many have had false (and much higher) nitrate readings because of it. Shake Regent #2 for 2 minutes, then tell us the result.
Man, I did not know that. I have been doing the 30 second thing, and I stay around 20 at the max. Of course I have a lot of plants, but I will start shaking longer. Thanks.

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