- Silicate occurs in tap water or purified water when the reverse osmosis or de ionizing unit is not functioning properly.
- Silicate can result in diatom bloom and can block some essential trace elements such as vanadium and molybdenum.
- The Salifert Test kit for silicate is a very fast, sensitive and accurate test, with two scales: an ultra low scale which is particularly useful for marine water and a high scale which is suitable for freshwater environments.
- Sufficient for 60 tests.
- Can be used for marine, fresh and garden pond water
Erroneous results might be obtained when the carbonate hardness is higher that 20dKH. This corresponds to an alkalinity of 7meq/l. Normally the carbonate hardness is well below the above mentioned values.