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- Sep 12, 2021
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I just edited my previous commentand you can trim it too/covered here since you have a fully running display. the nh3 will be between .002-.006 is the highest Ive seen in the last year of tracking patterns in posted seneye reads on displays. its hard to calibrate only when the tank is new, when they're fully stocked and running like yours is the proofing is very simple given that nh3 range above where display reefs run in posted pattern. if they send you one that doesnt read that range, and you still don't want to trim adjust it, send that one back too.
slide soaking and prep variances, slide expiry and slide handling issues also present in meters that otherwise run correctly.
hardly anyone agrees the ph and photometer portion are accurate, we're pretty much only concerned with the ammonia portion here. also critical: nobody really cares if the bottom end read/ .002-.006 is dead on accurate either, until someone gets a different digital brand kit to bench alongside a seneye on a running reef we don't exactly know the running bottom consistent end of nh3, but we know of the precision changes that occur with feeding, or a fish dying etc. seneyes are very very good/best we have in the hobby of indicating small precision changes in stasis, and they're also the best meter on the market for reporting nh3 matching the tank pics of the reef at hand
vs cheap kits that indicate a stall, and impending doom, in reef tanks running just fine for years.
once you get a meter showing a relatively decent close range of nh3 in your known display, it'll do well in reporting minor changes even if the pH portion is imperfect. Seneye is still in this new year the overall best ammonia monitor for the hobby, it has effectively ended the notion of a stalled reef tank cycle.
100% ended that issue. api and red sea are keeping the issue alive as a good cop/bad cop scenario.
the ammonia drop dates shown on seneye cycles has allowed us to assign very specific start dates/cycle end dates without any sort of testing whatsoever in the new cycling forum, pages are approaching 100 now of working examples.
seneye has contributed more to reef cycling honing than any invention in the last decade. it deserves an award for streamlining a portion of the hobby where people used to get ripped off, constantly, over and over.
nobody needs to monitor ammonia in a running reef tank, if you were wanting accurate pH and photometer seneye would have been the last recommend I'd have made for your investment. we use it for bacterial proof posts because of the way they indicate change, not necessarily just the running averages daily. we use them to chart the rate of uptake any running reef can handle when raw ammonia is added/lab type proofs.
how do you trim to make sure this is accurate? As long as it is reading a range between .002 and .006?