Tetra Test Kit
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Test the water in your aquarium weekly (and even more frequently when you first set up your aquarium) to ensure optimum water quality. Accurate and easy to use, Tetratest Kits enable you to monitor your aquarium's critical water parameters. NITRATE TEST KIT: Nitrate is the end product of biological filtration and the result of decomposition of nitrite. It can also be present in tap water supplies. Although virtually non-toxic to fish, nitrate is a key algae nutrient and high concentrations can harm your fish. Nitrate testing is also an indicator of general water quality and filter function; as biological filtration converts ammonia to nitrite and finally to nitrate, other important chemical changes take place in the aquarium. These changes can include the loss of alkalinity (buffering capacity) or the accumulation of phosphate - thus nitrate testing can indicate possible imbalances in other areas without directly testing each one. Tetra Tetratest Nitrate Kit is an ideal and easy way to test the level of nitrate in your tank. This kit is suitable for Freshwater (including outdoor ponds), Brackish and Saltwater systems. NITRITE TEST KIT: The TetraTest Nitrite kit is a liquid kit, which works by changing the colour of a water sample in relation to the nitrite concentration. You simply need to compare the colour of the sample to the easy-to-read colour chart in order to determine the nitrite level. Contains enough material for 45 tests. AMMONIA TEST KIT: Ammonia (NH3) is a natural, toxic by-product of animal metabolism and the decomposition of animal and plant waste materials. Without regular testing, the ammonia level in your aquarium could rise to a level that is fatal to your fish. The Tetratest Total Ammonia kit was professionally developed to accurately determine the ammonia level in your aquarium water. The kit contains enough material for 25 tests, including one 6-ml test reagent #1, one 10-mL test reagent #2, one 17-mL test reagent #3, a test vial, color scale, instructions and recommendations. Tetratest Total Ammonia kit is safe and accurate to use with other chemical products that remove, reduce or detoxify ammonia from the aquarium and which can cause interference with less-expensive single reagent test methods. This kit is suitable for Freshwater (including outdoor ponds), Brackish and Saltwater systems. pH FRESHWATER TEST KIT: It is important to monitor the pH value of your freshwater aquarium because a pH value of 6.5 to 8.0 will suit most species of freshwater aquarium fish.However, a sudden or significant pH change can occur when tap water is added. The pH of both the aquarium and tap water should be checked before adding water to your aquarium. The Tetratest pH Kit was professionally developed to accurately and quickly determine the pH level in your freshwater aquarium. The kit contains one 10-mL test reagent (enough for 50 tests), a test vial, color scale, instructions and recommendations. pH SALTWATER TEST KIT: The pH value of water is a measure of the degree of acidity or basicity, with values ranging from 1 (acidic) through 7 (neutral) to 14 (basic). The Tetratest pH Kit was professionally developed to accurately determine the pH level in your aquarium water. The kit contains one 10-ml test reagent (enough for 50 tests), a test vial, color scale, instructions, and recommendations. GENERAL AND CARBONATE HARDNESS: The General Hardness (GH) of water has a direct influence on the regulatory functions of fish (fish skin, gills, and eggs), plants and microorganisms. A favorable GH value for most ornamental fish is between 6° and 16° dH (degrees of German hardness). Often forgotten or lost in significance to testing pH, ammonia, and nitrite, General Hardness is vital to selecting fish suitable to local water supplies or testing the performance of advanced filtration methods including reverse osmosis or deionization. This kit contains one 10-mL test reagent, a test vial and instructions and recommendations. This kit is for Freshwater aquariums only. Alkalinity or Carbonate Hardness (KH) is a measure of the buffering capacity of water, or its ability to resist change in pH. Aquariums where alkalinity is allowed to drop too long or too low can often suffer a situation where the pH then crashes to levels below 5.0 - leading to very inefficient or total loss of biological filtration and direct irritation or stress on some fish species. Although commercial chemical buffers are available, natural water relies primarily on a carbonate-bicarbonate buffer system, hence the name hobby use of carbonate hardness. Favorable levels of carbonate hardness are between 3° and 10° dH. This kit contains one 10-ml test reagent, a test vial and instructions and recommendations. This kit is for Freshwater (including outdoor ponds), Brackish and Saltwater. PLEASE BE CAREFUL TO SELECT THE EXACT KIT YOU REQUIRE.