Copper test kits

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  1. Humblefish

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    Below is a list of the most commonly available copper products, their therapeutic ranges and compatible copper test kit(s):
    • Cuprion (0.20 ppm) - Seachem or Salifert copper test kit
    • Cupramine (0.35 - 0.5 ppm) - Seachem or Salifert copper test kit
    • Coppersafe (1.5 - 2.0 ppm) - API copper test kit
    • Kordon Copper Aid (1.5 - 2.0 ppm) - API copper test kit
    • Copper Power (2.5 ppm) - API copper test kit
    In addition to the aforementioned hobbyist grade test kits, below are two "professional grade" test kits capable of measuring all forms of copper:

    Copper CHEMets Kit: https://www.chemetrics.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=392

    Hach Copper Test Kit: http://www.hach.com/copper-free-total-color-disc-test-kit-model-cu-6/product?id=7640217308
     
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    Yes indeed!
     
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    Thank you for this informative post. Lots of folks using the wrong test kits and this helps a lot.
     
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    I use Chemetrics myself. Very accurate.
     
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    I find Copper testing very challenging to read. Do you find the Chemetrics easy to read? Does it accurately measure all forms (chelated and non chelated) of copper used with our fish quarantining? I'm still trying to determine which form of copper is more effective and perhaps easier to use.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I'm not positive about all forms, but it's very accurate with Cupramine. I'm assuming it will be with all the others as well. It's super easy to read.
     
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    Easy to read is a great characteristic and one I look forward to. Thanks for your insight.
     
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    No problem. Glad to help.
     

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