API· FRESHWATER MASTER TEST KIT. pH. HIGH RANGE. AMMONIA. NITRITE. NITRATE. pH. (NH3/ NH4+). (N0 2-). (N0 3-). o ppm o ppm. Oppm. Color Test, Freshwater Aquarium,. Visit. Discover ideas about Color Test . Freshwater Shrimp Compatibility Chart Freshwater Aquarium Shrimp, Tropical. Hey guys, here’s a care infographic that I created that dispels a lot of myths and will hopefully help other owners care for their betta’s properly! Love to hear any.

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See all customer images. Add 8 drops from Ammonia Bottle 1.

All this to say, be aware of sources of non-lethal ammonium in your aquarium that may be influencing test results. Do you have difficulty assessing the Nitrate values of 40ppm and 80ppm as the colors on the chart appear to be identical? Only give the amount of food fish can eat in 2 to 3 minutes depending on the species.

Please fill out the colof form to register a complaint. Freshwaater can be shipped within U. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. A word of caution, follow the directions closely for the Nitrate test, it requires you to shake the 2 reagent bottle for a period of time. I vowed that if Rest kept him alive for a few months, that only then I would dive in so to speak.

Click here to make a request to customer service. I get consistent results that I can trust. Get to Know Us. I colot plan to test it all again today to verify that it’s going the right direction and last night the new fish got off their fish couch and were swimming around.


Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The water in your pipes has a higher concentration of dissolved CO2 and this makes the PH reading high. This is very conservative as the test utilizing fewer drops would last much longer than The second disadvantage to aquarium test strips is their cost. I then fill the required test tubes with aquarium water up to the white line. Feed Your Fish Daily Feed your fish twice daily with API Fish Food which contains nutritionally enhanced proteins, allowing for easy uptake of nutrients and maximum absorption, resulting in less excrement for clear, clean water.

Some fish such as bottom feeders and algae eaters will need up to 30 minutes to 2 hours. It is a bit tough to breakdown the number of available tests in the bottles. I supposed my tap water simply leads to an aquarium ph that is in the break between the two tests.

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Integral to monitoring progress of the startup of our aquarium and checking the tank health was finding a good aquarium test kit. Getting the nitrigen cycle started in a new aquarium might require daily testing.

My tank requires the high range pH of this kit but I still use the regular pH liquid for checking water I’m adding to the tank. Poor water quality can cause fish stress, illness and even loss.


An aquarium is a closed environment and in order for fish to thrive, water must be similar to that which could be found in their natural environment. The bacteria produce Nitrite as a waste and unfortunately this is even more toxic to fish than the original ammonia was.

Ammonia converts to ammonium in acidic water.


I usually hold the test tube up to the card with the tube over the white portion next to the color scale. Ammonia is the waste product that your fish produce. Replacement Test Kits from API As I mentioned, because all the various test use different quantities of drops, and possibly because you will use some tests more than others, you might run out of solution for a particular test before the others.

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If you use a water conditioner that will also detoxify ammonia for example Seachem Primethis test kit will still show an Ammonia reading. It is as easy as dipping strips of test paper directly into the aquarium for a time, removing the strip to wait for a time, then comparing the colors to a provided color chart. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.