Red Sea Magnesium Pro Test Kit HACK

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Hi guys. I was procrastinating about testing my magnesium because the Red Sea test kit is pretty complicated. Anyone who has done this test probably knows the struggle of forgetting how many drops they already put because you have to count for 15 seconds for each drop and do that cycle for 5 times.

Here is the instructions card:

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Here’s what I did:

I preformed 2 tests. One by following the exact instructions. And the second one was to add all 5 drops at once. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds, and continue with the test.

The results were EXACTLY the same. 66ml used. Or 1320ppm magnesium.

Im dumbfounded on why Red Sea wanted us to have this whole complicated procedure when results were the same.

The only thing I noticed from my Hack version was that the vial had more bubbles…but the color change was the same!

Magnesium is an element which doesn’t need to be at a certain level. It has a wide range from 1280 to 1500.

If anyone wants to try this hack method and compare it to the standard instructions, I’d be curious if anyone has different results from the 2 versions.

I’m ashamed to admit how many times I had to restart the magnesium test because of how I forgot how many drops I added. Turns out keeping score and counting to 15 seconds is really difficult unless you have a paper on the side to tally each drop off.
 
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Its notoriously difficult and in my case inaccurate and went in the bin years ago.

I now use the NYOS which is very simple and accurate to Triton tests

like you say its just so complicated and as such prone to errors
 

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