Reliable and accurate, the Laborett Testing Kit for freshwater and marine aquariums provides professional measurement of the most important aquarium water parameters: pH freshwater and pH saltwater, carbonate and general hardness, nitrite, ammonia and carbon dioxide. The Tetra Laborett Kit includes reagents, two test vials, a water withdrawal syringe, color scales and instruction booklets with recommendations and helpful hints.
FAST, ACCURATE MEASUREMENT OF AMMONIA IN FRESH AND SALTWATER AQUARIUMS AND PONDS. MEASURES AMMONIA LEVELS BETWEEN 0 TO 5 PPM WITH A SCALE OF (0, 0.25, 0.50, 1.0, 1.5, 5.0). KIT CONTAINS 25 LIQUID REAGENT TESTS. Additional Information:
Ammonia (NH3) is a natural, toxic by-product of animal metabolism and the decomposition of animal and plant waste materials. Without regular testing, the ammonia level in your aquarium or pond could rise to a level that is fatal to your fish.
The Tetratest® Total Ammonia kit was professionally developed to accurately determine the ammonia level in your aquarium or pond water. The kit contains enough material for 25 tests, including one 6-ml test reagent #1, one 10-ml test reagent #2, one 17-ml test reagent #3, a test vial, color scale, instructions and recommendations.
Tetratest® Total Ammonia kit is safe and accurate to use with other chemical products that remove, reduce or detoxify ammonia from the aquarium and which can cause interference with less-expensive single reagent test methods. This kit is suitable for Freshwater (including outdoor ponds), Brackish and Saltwater systems.
The general hardness (GH) of water has a direct influence on the regulatory functions of fish (fish skin, gills, and eggs), plants and microorganisms. A favorable GH value for most ornamental fish between 6° and 16° dH (degrees of German hardness). Often forgotten or lost in significance to testing pH, ammonia, and nitrite, General Hardness is vital to selecting fish suitable to local water supplies or testing the performance of advanced filtration methods including reverse osmosis or deionization. This kit contains one 10-ml test reagent, a test vial and instructions and recommendations.
Nitrate is the end product of biological filtration and the result of decomposition of nitrite. It can also be present in tap water supplies, especially in areas of high fertilizer run-off. Although virtually non-toxic to fish, nitrate is a key algae nutrient and high concentrations can harm your fish.
Nitrate testing is also an indicator of general water quality and filter function; as biological filtration converts ammonia to nitrite and finally to nitrate, other important chemical changes take place in the aquarium. These changes can include the loss of alkalinity (buffering capacity) or the accumulation of phosphate - thus nitrate testing can indicate possible imbalances in other areas without directly testing each one.
Oxygen is vital for all organisms living in your aquarium or pond. Fish, plants, and microorganisms all require oxygen for respiration. Low oxygen concentrations can cause fish to be increasingly susceptible to disease and cause biological filtration bacteria to work inefficiently.
The oxygen concentration in the water of your aquarium or pond is dependent on a number of factors including; temperature (oxygen concentration decreases as temperature increases especially above 80°F), overstocking, heavy amounts of decaying organic matter, and poor circulation or surface films that interfere with natural gas exchange. Additionally, live plants which use carbon dioxide for photosynthesis during light hours change over to oxygen respiration at night and actually add to oxygen demand.
It’s important to monitor the pH value of your freshwater aquarium. That’s because a pH value of 6.5 to 8.0 will suit most species of freshwater aquarium fish, but a sudden or significant pH change can occur when tap water is added. That’s why you should always check both aquarium and tap water pH before adding water to your aquarium. The Tetratest® pH Kit was professionally developed to accurately determine the pH level in your freshwater aquarium. The kit contains one 10-ml test reagent (enough for 50 tests), a test vial, color scale, instructions and recommendations.
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