Product: Salifert Profi Nitrate NO3 Test - for about 60 measurements
When an aquarium has too few anaerobic zones or incomplete denitrification processes are formed Nitrates
A too high concentration of nitrate causes the growth of harmful algae that can irritate the corals. Nitrates can also cause a delay in the growth of corals. The concentration of nitrates in a reef aquarium should be less than 1mg / l. Aquaria only fish may have higher concentrations.
Many tests use a procedure in which a part of nitrates are chemically converted into nitrites and measured as such. But doing so is likely to run into interference, which lead us to detect lower values than are actually present. The Salifert test is not subject to such interference, its special ingredients make it extremely fast and precise in measurements. The range of detection ranges from a very low concentration to a very high (0,05-20 mg / L as nitrate / nitrogen, 0.2-100mg / L as nitrate ion)
A) Put in clear container, using the syringe of 1 ml of water of your aquarium in the container for testing
B) Add a scoop of powdered reagent NO3-1
C) Add a scoop of powdered reagent NO3-2. Agitate for 30 secondi.Lasciate rest for 3 minutes.
D) Put the container over the ill color chart on a white part and compared the color. From this derive the concentration of nitrates. Staining corresponds to an average intermediate concentration.
The values of nitrite are in ppm (mg / l)
Increase the sensitivity:
Use this procedure only when the concentration is below 10 ppm. Keep the container in front of you and look ATravers profile. Keep the color chart behind the tube. Make sure the ladder is an apartment behind the white container. The results should be divided by 10. This will help you easily detect concentrations of 0.2 ppm