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I have been reading some mixed messages about the iDip reader. Some swear by it others swear at it.
I was watching a random video on YouTube and this guy was talking about how great the iDip is for testing and that he only uses iDip. I am only really concerned about nitrate, phosphate, Alk nice to have would be calcium and mag.
Looking to hear from someone that uses this instrument AND also has checked the values with a lab test or ICP test.
 
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I bought the iDip when it 1st came out for marine. I already had hanna checkers and other test kits.
The iDip back then did have some issues and was not always accurate. Phosphate would not work at all. I stopped using it and went back to the hannas.

Skip forward 3 years... I heard they made some improvements and decided to update the software and try it again but I was getting errors. I called their support and told them how long I had it and the story above. They had me check some things and then they sent me a whole new checker and strips.

The new checker works great. Cal, Thh and ammonia have drops now that you use with the strips. It is accurate when compared to the hanna tests and is alot easier to use. They have videos on how to use it that you can watch.
 

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Exact IDIP Tests
PH1Clean
2Open App and connect Bluetooth and Choose Tank
3Select Test: pH PH
4Fill chamber with sample
5Put on Cap and press "Zero"
6Add 2 drops PH Solution and put on Cap
7Press "Read" and mix for 20 sec (no strip)
8Save Result
Nitrate1Clean
2Open App and connect Bluetooth and Choose Tank
3Select Test: Nitrate Marine NO3
4Fill chamber with sample
5Put on Cap and press "Zero"
6Press "Read" and move strip in chamber for 20 sec
7Remove at 1 sec and put on the Cap
8Wait 600 sec
9Save Result
CAL1Clean
2Open App and connect Bluetooth and Choose Tank
3Select Test: CAL Hardness Marine
4Add 3.8ml sample
5Add 2 drops CAL Solution
6Put on Cap and press "Zero"
7Press "Read" and move strip in chamber for 20 sec
8Remove at 1 sec and put on the Cap
9Save Result
Total Hardness1Clean
2Open App and connect Bluetooth and Choose Tank
3Select Test: Hardness Total Marine
4Add 3.6ml sample
5Add 14 drops THH Solution
6Put on Cap and press "Zero"
7Press "Read" and move strip in chamber for 20 sec
8Remove at 1 sec and put on the Cap
9Save Result
Phosphate1Clean
Alk same as2Open App and connect Bluetooth and Choose Tank
3Select Test: Phosphate PO4
4Fill chamber with sample
5Put on Cap and press "Zero"
6Press "Read" and move strip in chamber for 20 sec
7Remove at 1 sec and put on the Cap
8Wait 120 sec
9Save Result
Alkilinity1Clean
2Open App and connect Bluetooth and Choose Tank
3Select Test: Alkilinity Marine
4Fill chamber with sample
5Put on Cap and press "Zero"
6Press "Read" and move strip in chamber for 20 sec
7Remove at 1 sec and put on the Cap
8Save Result
Ammonia1Clean
2Open App and connect Bluetooth and Choose Tank
3Select Test: Ammonia NH
4Fill chamber with sample
5Put on Cap and press "Zero"
6Press "Read" and move strip in chamber for 20 sec
7Remove at 1 sec and put on the Cap
8Wait 500 sec
9Save Result
 
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