An effective and reliable test kit ideal for use in freshwater and salt water aquariums, the API Ammonia Test Kit measures ammonia levels from 0 to 8 ppm, and is a simple 2 bottle test.
Tropical fish continually release ammonia in to the aquarium through their gills, urine and solid waste. Uneaten food and decaying organic matter also add ammonia to the water. A natural mechanism exists that controls ammonia in the aquarium – the biological filter. However, as with any natural process, imbalances can occur. So testing for the presence of toxic ammonia is essential. Ammonia in the aquarium may damage gill membranes and prevent fish from carrying on normal respiration. High levels of ammonia quickly lead to fish death. Even trace amounts stress fish, suppressing their immune system and increasing the likelihood of disease.
A mercury free, salicylate test for fresh and saltwater fish, the API Ammonia Test Kit tests ammonia levels from 0 to 8 ppm and it only takes a few minutes each week to maintain and monitor your aquarium conditions, which is the key to a healthy aquarium.
Each pack contains 130 tests.
Testing Tip: This test kit reads the total ammonia level in parts per million (ppm) which are equivalent to milligrams per litre (mg/L) from 0 – 8.0 ppm (mg/L)
Directions for Use:
Fill a clean test tube with 5ml of water to be tested (to the line on the tube)
Add 8 drops from the Ammonia Test Solution Bottle, holding the dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical position to assure uniformity of drops.
Cap the test tube and shake vigorously for 5 seconds
Wait 5 minutes for the colour to develop
Read the test results by comparing the colour of the solution to the appropriate Ammonia 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 the ammonia in the water sample. Rinse the test tube with clean water after use.
Note: Do not pour test tube contents back into your aquarium.
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