Copper is used mainly to maintain a healthy fish tank as a treatment in case of parasite infections. Copper levels shouldn’t exceed the recommended levels supplied with the treatment you use.
The copper concentration in the fish tank must be monitored at the therapeutic level for several weeks.
Frequent testing is required to monitor copper levels in the fish tank.
The new Royal Copper test kit reads the total copper levels in PPM equivalent to mg/l from 0 PPM to 5 PPM and up to 50 tests.
The test works for fresh and saltwater aquariums.
Royal Copper Professional Test Kit - Instructions
Keep out of reach of children.
Attention: Before any use of the vial test or measuring scoop, make sure it is washed with RO water only and dry it up with a soft paper.
Attention: keep Cu-1 reagent always in dark place (in the box) and minimize its exposure to light.
Results of Royal cooper professional test kit are in PPM.
Each kit will give you 50 tests.
1 step only:
1. Using the 2 ml syringe, add 2 ml of aquarium water to the test vial.
2. Add 2 drops of Cu-1 to the test vial and swirl gently for 30 seconds.
3. Hold the test vial next to the supplied color chart on a part of the chart which is white and compare the colors looking from the side of the test vial. Read the corresponding Copper content. An intermediate color corresponds to intermediate Copper content.
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The carbonate hardness (KH) or alkalinity* of a water sample characterises the buffering capacity, i.e. the ability to maintain the pH value of the water. It is primarily defined by the proportion of hydrogen carbonate ions in the water. As the pH value increases, other basic ions such as the hydroxide ions also contribute to the alkalinity. The alkalinity should be tested in all aquariums regularly. If the alkalinity in the aquarium is too low, the pH value can sink (sudden drop in acidity) to a level which is life-threatening for many fish and invertebrates. In reef aquariums, an adequate alkalinity is essential for strong coral growth. On the other hand, an overly high alkalinity in saltwater tanks can lead to lime precipitates and also have a negative impact on coral growth.
*There are many terms in water chemistry to describe the buffering capacity with varying definitions. The term “carbonate hardness” is customary in reef- and fishkeeping; however, it is the alkalinity which is measured. In this test, both terms are used synonymously. The reading for alkalinity is usually given in degrees of German hardness (°dKH). You can find a table for converting this unit into other common units (such as the equivalence unit millival per litre (mval/l) or the volume of substance in mmol/l) on the second cover page.
Natural seawater has an alkalinity of 6.5 °dKH. The alkalinity in saltwater aquariums should range from 6 to 9 °dKH.
Ask your specialist retailer for the correct alkalinity for your tank.
How to correct unfavourable values:
To increase the alkalinity when levels are too low, we recommend using Fauna Marin Carbonate MIX or Fauna Marin Easy dKH.
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