Salifert Ammonia Test Kit accurately measures total ammonia (NH3 and NH4+). Favored by aquarium hobbyists who demand the best, Salifert professional test kits offer the convenience of home test kits and laboratory-grade precision. Use to accurately measure total ammonia and ammonium levels in newly established aquariums or to monitor existing systems with heavy biological loads. For marine and freshwater use. 50 tests.
Range: 0 to 2.0 ppm.
Increment: 0.5 ppm.
- Use syringe to add 1 ml of water in the test vial.
- Add 6 drops of NH3-1 and swirl gently for 5 seconds.
- Add 6 drops of NH3-2. Swirl gently for 5 seconds and wait 5 minutes.
- Hold the test vial and look through the side of the test vial. Keep the color chart behind the test vial. Make sure that the white portion of the color chart is behind the test vial. The values on the color chart are in mg/L total ammonia (that is NH3 + NH4+).
Ammonia and ammonium should be rapidly converted by aerobic nitrification into nitrite and then nitrate and finally into nitrogen gas. If this does not happen, then either the aquarium is not fully matured or there is a problem with the tank's biological system. This can be caused by an excessive biological loading being placed on the system.