TMC Salifert Phosphate Test Kit ProfiTest Kit
The Salifert Phosphate Test Kit is and easy to use and accurate test kit. Phosphates and Nitrate can be a problem in an aquarium if levels grow too high. They can boost algae blooms and deprive aquatic plants of oxygen and nutrients.They can also stunt the growth of corals and calcareous algae too by up to 90%.
You can use the Salifert Phosphate Test Kit to detect levels within your tank, for a quick result, in less than 5 seconds! A phosphate remover will help resolve the problem. The tests are sensitive too, so you can be confident of the most accurate result possible.The kit has two ranges, a lower range of 0.01 – 1 mg/l, and a medium range of 0.02 – 2 mg/l, so every reading is covered.
Good tank maintenance keeps phosphates at bay, so remove uneaten fish food after a few minutes, plant and food waste when possible and perform regular water changes. The kit contains 60 tests.
If phosphate is present in too high a concentration there may be an increase in growth of undesirable algae and if the phosphate level is higher than 0.04 mg/L the growth rate of corals and calcareous algae may decrease by as much as 90%.
Washing fish food (a rich source of phosphates) after thawing can significantly reduce the input of phosphate, and using a high grade, phosphate free activated carbon can also help to keep phosphate levels as low as possible.
Salifert Phosphate Test Kit Instructions
- Add with the syringe 10ml of water in the test vial.
- Add to this 4 drops of PO4-1 reagent and swirl the test vial gently for 10 seconds.
- Add to this 1 level scoop of PO4-2 reagent and swirl the contents gently for 30 seconds.
- Place the open test vial on top of the colour chart on a part of the chart which is white and compare the colours looking from the top. Read the corresponding phosphate content. An intermediate colour corresponds to an intermediate phosphate content.
The phosphate values are in ppm phosphate. If you prefer a reading in ppm Phosphate-Phosphor then divide the reading by 3.
HIGHER SENSITIVITY Should you require an even higher sensitivity then double the water sample and the reagents. The scale should be then divided by 2.