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API Nitrate Test Kit For Fish Aquarium
  • API Nitrate Test Kit For Fish Aquarium
  • API Nitrate Test Kit For Fish Aquarium
  • API Nitrate Test Kit For Fish Aquarium
  • API Nitrate Test Kit For Fish Aquarium
  • API Nitrate Test Kit For Fish Aquarium
  • API Nitrate Test Kit For Fish Aquarium
  • API Nitrate Test Kit For Fish Aquarium
  • API Nitrate Test Kit For Fish Aquarium

API Nitrate Test Kit For Fish Aquarium

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API Nitrate Test Kit For Freshwater And Saltwater Fish Aquarium Helps To Maintain A Safe And Healthy Fish Tank
  • This test kit ensures that the nitrate levels in your tank are safe and healthy for your fish
  • High nitrate levels in your aquarium indicate a build-up of fish waste and organic compounds, resulting in poor water quality and an increase in algae growth
  • Maintaining a low nitrate level improves the health of fish and invertebrates
  • The test kit reads nitrate parameters from 0 to 160 ppm
  • May be used for both fresh and saltwater aquariums
  • Contains 2 bottles of liquid test reagent, 2 colour cards for easy comparison, 1 glass test tube with a snap-tight cap, and step-by-step instructions on how to fix unsafe water nitrate levels
  • It is important to closely monitor your aquarium conditions to create a safe underwater world for your fish
  • This test kit provides an easy and accurate way to keep your fishy friends happy and healthy

Why Test for Nitrate?

  • Nitrate is produced in the aquarium by the biological filter
  • Beneficial bacteria in the biological filter convert toxic ammonia and nitrite into nitrate
  • A high nitrate level indicates a build-up of fish waste and organic compounds, resulting in poor water quality and contributing to the likelihood of fish disease
  • Maintaining a low nitrate level improves the health of fish and invertebrates
  • Excessive nitrate also provides a nitrogen source that can stimulate algal blooms
  • Aquarium water should be tested for nitrate once a week to make sure the nitrate does not reach an undesirable level

Pack Contains:

  • 90 tests 
  • 2 test solutions
  • easy-to-ready instructions
  • Glass test tube
  • Colour chart

 

Testing Tip

  • This test kit reads total nitrate level in parts per million (ppm) which are equivalent to milligrams per litre (mg/L) from 0 – 160 ppm.

Directions for Use

  1. Fill a clean test tube with 5mL of water to be tested (to the line on the tube)
  2. Add 10 drops from Nitrate Test Solution #1, holding the dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical position to assure uniformity of drops
  3. Cap the test tube and invert tube several times to mix the solution
  4. Vigorously shake the Nitrate Test Solution #2 for at least 30 seconds – this step is very important to ensure accuracy of test results
  5. Add 10 drops from Nitrate Test Solution #2 holding the dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical position to assure uniformity of drops
  6. Cap the test tube and shake vigorously for 1 minute – this step is very important to ensure accuracy of test results
  7. Wait 5 minutes for the colour to develop
  8. Read the test results by comparing the colour of the solution to the appropriate Nitrate Colour Card (choose either Freshwater or Saltwater). The tube should be viewed in a well-lit area against the white area of the card. The closest match indicates the ppm (mg/L) of nitrate in the water sample. Rinse the test tube with clean water after use

What the Test Results Mean

  • In new aquariums, the nitrate level will gradually climb as the biological filter becomes established
  • A nitrate level of 40 ppm (mg/L) or less is recommended for freshwater aquariums
  • In marine aquariums, it is best to keep nitrate as low as possible, especially when keeping invertebrates

Reducing Nitrate Levels

  • Add API NITRA-ZORB / AQUA DETOX to the filter to remove nitrate from freshwater aquariums
  • Making partial water changes can also help reduce nitrate, especially if the level is very high
  • However, because many tap water supplies contain nitrate, it can be difficult to lower nitrate levels by this method
  • In ponds, nitrate can come from runoff water, plant fertilisers, tap water supplies and as the by-product of biological filtration
  • Plants and algae will help to keep nitrate levels below 40 ppm (mg/L)
  • If the levels are too high, promoting additional plant growth or partial water changes are advised
  • To help plants grow and bloom, re-pot your plants with API POND AQUATIC PLANT MEDIA
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