Salifert Nitrate Test Kit
The TMC Salifert Nitrate Test Kit Profi Test Kit is designed to test the water in your aquarium for nitrates. Nitrates can be caused when denitrification is not performing properly in the tank, and also if there is a heavy fish volume, producing a lot of waste. Nitrates result in algae growth, which can be stubborn to remove and also affect plant and fish health.
This expert test kit will give speedy and reliable results in under 3 minutes. The test is very sensitive too, so it will provide results that you can trust. The test’s range goes from 0.2 – 100mg/l. In a reef aquarium levels should be lower than 1mg/l but slightly higher in a fish only tank.
Regular testing is important to keep an eye on all parameters in the aquarium, as well as regular tank maintenance such as removing uneaten food after a few minutes, keeping filters properly cleaned and performing regular water changes.
Salifert Nitrate Test Kit Instructions
- Fill the test vial with 1 ml of water.
- Add 4 drops of NO3-1.
- Add 1 level scoop of NO3-2 powder (compress this powder against the inner side of the powder container). Swirl gently (DO NOT SHAKE) for 30 seconds. Let stand for 3 minutes.
TMC Salifert Nitrate Test Kit ProfiTest Kit Color comparison:
a. Medium range: Place test vial on white part of color chart and compare colors looking from the top. Use diffuse daylight when comparing colors. If the color corresponds to a value lower than 10 mg/L nitrate, then it might be better to compare colors as shown for the low range.
b. range: If the medium range color comparison gave a reading lower than 10 mg/L, then you can use the low range procedure. This will increase accuracy. Compare the color for the low range procedure by looking through the side of the test vial. Hold the white part of the color chart firmly against the opposite side of the test vial. Use diffuse daylight when comparing colors. The color is amplified by approximately 10-fold so you have to divide the color chart values by 10.