Loading the content...
Navigation
Account
Cart 0 items for 0.00

No products in the cart.

API Ammonia Test Kit

‹Return to Previous Page
Description

Description

API Ammonia Test Kit

Taking a few minutes each week to maintain and monitor aquarium conditions is the key to a healthy aquarium.   Tropical fish continually release ammonia into the aquarium through their gills, urine and solid waste.   Uneaten food and decaying organic matter also add ammonia to the water.  Even small amounts of ammonia stress fish; large amounts of ammonia will kill fish.  Ammonia is the number one killer of tropical fish.  The API® AMMONIA TEST KIT is mercury-free, salicylate test for fresh and saltwater fish.  The AMMONIA TEST KIT tests ammonia levels from 0 to 8 ppm.

Why Test for Ammonia?
Fish continually release ammonia (NH3) directly into the aquarium/pond through their gills, urine, and solid waste. Uneaten food and other decaying organic matter also add ammonia to the water. A natural mechanism exists that controls ammonia in the aquarium/pond – 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/pond 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. Water should be tested for
ammonia every other day when the aquarium is first set up, and once a week after the biological filter has been established (in about 4 – 6 weeks

Directions

1. Fill a clean test tube with 5 ml of water to be tested (to the line on the tube).

2. Add 8 drops from Ammonia Test Solution Bottle #1, holding the dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical position to assure uniform drops.

3. Add 8 drops from Ammonia Test Solution Bottle #2, holding the dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical position to assure uniform drops.
4.Cap the test tube & shake vigorously for 5seconds.
5. Wait 5 minutes for the color to develop.
6. Read the test results by comparing the color of the solution to the appropriate Ammonia Color Card (choose either Freshwater or Saltwater. For ponds, use the freshwater color card). 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 ammonia in the water sample. Rinse the test tube with clean water after use.
Note: Do not pour test tube contents back into
the aquarium/pond.
Reviews (0)

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “API Ammonia Test Kit”

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Products

api-nitrate-test-kit Quick View

API Nitrate Test Kit

API Nitrate Test Kits.
  • Measures nitrate levels on both fresh and saltwater aquariums.
  • High levels of nitrate are a food source for unwanted algae and indicate poor water quality and health problems for fish.
  • Tests nitrate levels from 0 to 160ppm
18.95 Add to basket
api-ph-test-kit Quick View

API pH Test Kit

API pH test kit.
  • Contains 250 tests
  • Tests pH levels from 6.0 to 7.6
  • Contains color chart, clear instructions and glass tube(s)
15.95 Add to basket
Quick View

Marina 50w Heater

Marina 50w Heater 50 watt submersible aquarium heater, for aquariums up to 50L.
27.95 Add to basket
Quick View

Marina 200w Heater

Marina 200w Heater 200 watt submersible aquarium heater, for aquariums up to 200L.
35.95 Add to basket
New! Quick View

Pimafix

Pimafix For treating fungal infections. 118ml
11.9516.95 Select options
New! Squidward House Aquarium Ornament Quick View

Squidward House Aquarium Ornament

Squidward House Aquarium Ornament This is the home of Sponge Bob's neighbour Squidward. The Squidward House Aquarium Ornament would make a great addition to any aquarium or can be added with other Penn-Plax ornaments to make your very own Bikini Bottom.
14.95 Add to basket
New! anti-whitespot-treatment Quick View

Anti Whitespot Treatment

eSHa exit - Anti Whitespot Treatment. eSHa Exit is an effective treatment against all 'Spot' (lch) diseases and also cures Velvet.
6.95 Add to basket
New! plant-growth-booster Quick View

Plant Growth Booster

eSHa Cryptoplus - Plant Growth Booster eSHa Cryptoplus is a unique formula that boosts the amount of nutrients and light that your plants absorb. Significantly increase plant growth, colour and health. Ensures well formed leaves and natural rich colours.
6.95 Add to basket
New! CO2-Diffuser Quick View

CO2 Diffuser

CO2 Diffuser Special Features: User-friendly, nice in shape and high transparency. A simple way to efficiently dissolve CO2 into the water. Set up: Vertically place the CO2 Diffuser into the tank to fill up chamber with water. Connect the diffuser outlet with the pipe. Gently fill up the chamber of diffuser with CO2.
6.95 Add to basket
Quick View

Aquael Leddy 80

Aquael Leddy 80
200.00 Add to basket
Back to top