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Nitrite Test Wont Dissolve?

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Guest katie.P

i tried to test my nitrite today in my cycling tank but the tablet wont dissolve. i have shook it and left for 2 hours now but it just sits at the bottom as a powder :( the water in the test tube isn't clowding, just staying clear but with powder at the bottom . what does this mean?

the tank has been cycling for 11 days now.

i wont be able to reply to any messages untill tomorrow as i am off to a friends house.

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Are you sure that you are using the correct amount of water for the test? Because the tablet has somewhat dissolved and become a powder, it leads me to believe that the water in the tube is saturated with the tablet substance-- meaning that it is not possible for any more of the substance to dissolve. You may need to start with a larger amount of water.

But yes, drop tests are far easier and more accurate.

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