- - So I was stupid
|SomeDudeAtHome ||02-25-2011 09:43 PM |
So I was stupid
Or careless take your pick. I dropped one of the test tubes for the API water testing kits and it shattered. If I use one and then rinse it thoroughly is it ok to use it for 2 different tests? Like pH and ammonia or nitrite and nitrate?
|tanker ||02-25-2011 10:50 PM |
I did exactly the same thing. I had no issues using the same test-tube for different tests, I just rinsed it thoroughly each time.
|iamgray ||02-25-2011 11:53 PM |
I think clumsy is a more accurate word.
I use the same tubes for different tests all the time. Rinse thoroughly in between uses though.
|aunt kymmie ||02-26-2011 01:04 AM |
I break them so often I had to order a box of just the tubes. :-(
|tanker ||02-26-2011 03:08 AM |
We have a winner!!! :D
|Romad ||02-26-2011 06:36 AM |
Been there, done that :(
|PRichs87 ||02-26-2011 09:02 AM |
I'm pretty sure everyone has done that, myself included.
|SeaHorse ||02-26-2011 09:44 AM |
Don't worry, when you buy your next kit you'll have 7 and no place to store the extra 3. lmao
yes rinse and re-use.
|SomeDudeAtHome ||02-26-2011 12:57 PM |
haha I figured I wasn't the only one but atleast I know for sure now. I'm glad to know now that I won't be getting any false readings. thanks.
|Byron ||02-26-2011 03:07 PM |
The API kit I first had in the 1990's had six tests and 4 tubes that were intended for multiple tests. Just rinse it thoroughly immediately after each test.
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