Test for the measurement of nitrates in fresh and salt water
Kit consists of:
1 Tube graduated
1 bottle of 10 mL of reagent NO3 1
1 bottle of 10 mL of reagent NO3 2
1 green container of powder for analysis Nitrates
1 teaspoon for powder feeder
1 colorimetric scale and the leaflet
The danger Nitrates
Nitrates represent the final product of the nitrification process, which mainly takes place in the filter. Their accumulation in freshwater aquarium is generally well tolerated up to values close to 80 mg / L.
However, to avoid algae proliferation problems, it should not exceed 20 mg / L.
In marine aquarium, especially if populated with invertebrates, the value should not exceed 10 mg / L.
Nitrates represent the final product of Ammonia transformation, operated by nitrification bacteria. Nitrates then tend to accumulate in water and may also already be present in tap water.
How do the test
1. Rinse the tube several times with the water to be tested.
2. Fill the tube with 10 mL of water to be analyzed.
3. Add 5 drops of NO3 reagent 1 and shake the tube.
4. Add 5 drops of NO3 reagent 2 and shake the tube.
5. Add 1 scoop of the powder contained in the green container and shake well for 20 seconds.
6. Wait approximately 15 minutes and then determine the amount of Nitrate by comparing the color of the liquid contained in the test tube with that of the color scale provided.