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Water testing

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by cnicula, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. cnicula

    cnicula Junior Poster

    Feb 17, 2009
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    I have access through work to a few people that are experts in liquids analysis, specifically for AutoClaves. I brief, I asked them for a water analysis and they mentioned bring me in >20ml of water and tell me what you want to measure.

    My question is: Should I have them focus on a few parameters or a general water chemistry analysis of my tank water? Also, what affect will keeping the water in a plastic bottle and it being tested 4-8 hours after being removed from the tank have on the water analysis? Is there a better transportation method?

    I am using the Excel EI method. I know with EI, testing isn't necessary, but I feel with such an excellent testing opportunity I should take advantage of it.
  2. shoggoth43

    shoggoth43 Lifetime Charter Member
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    Jan 15, 2009
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    If you want to do any testing of dissolved gases, Tom has suggested freezing the water sample. Otherwise the only suggestion I have is to put some fresh water in your container for a while and then taste it. If it tastes like plastic you should look for a different container...


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