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API Ammonia Test Kit

API Ammonia Test Kit

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Ammonia, constantly released into the aquarium, is the number one killer of tropical fish. Fast, easy and accurate, this test kit measures ammonia levels from 0 to 7 ppm. The API Ammonia Test Kit is suitable for both freshwater and marine fish tanks and is a liquid based test kit. As organic matter breaks down within our fish tank, whether that be uneaten food, fish waste or the natural break down of any other detritus that can be found within the fish tank, ammonia is produced. Why Test for Ammonia? Ammonia is toxic to our livestock and elevated levels of ammonia will inevitably lead to losses. The level of ammonia within an aquarium should be as close to zero as possible especially in an established aquarium. Ammonia is broken down by beneficial bacteria within your filter. When setting up a new tank, these bacteria will not have had time to become established. It is at this point that Ammonia levels will increase and it is imperative that you dont add livestock at this point or you will endanger them. When monitoring the Ammonia level over several weeks, youll notice that it subsides down to zero, as the bacteria become established. Its at this point youll notice that the Nitrite level within the fish tank will start to increase. When the Ammonia level is down to zero, youre nearly there you just need to wait for the Nitrite levels to subside. Monitoring Ammonia levels in the long term will indicate if your filtration system is performing correctly, or if you have over stocked your fish tank. As such, its sensible to keep an eye on Ammonia levels regularly, because if they increase, you know to take action.
  • Water Test Kit, including 2 bottles of testing solution, 2 colour cards and 1 glass test tube with cap.
  • Works instantly to make aquarium water safe for fish.
  • Monitors water quality and prevents invisible water problems that can be harmful to fish.
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