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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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