Use aquarium controllers, monitors and test kits to measure key water parameters.
All living organisms, even plants, require oxygen to survive and thrive.
A low oxygen concentration will cause the aquariums inhabitants to slowly suffocate making them increasingly likely to become ill.
Oxygen is also required by an aquariums biological filtration to convert toxic ammonia and nitrite to nitrate.
The Tetra Test enables you to easily measure oxygen levels in your aquarium to ensure that you are providing suitable conditions.
An easy guide and comparison chart is included.
Each test kits provides around 30 tests.
Tetra Test CO2 measures the carbon dioxide value reliably and precisely. Just like fish, plants also breathe by absorbing oxygen (O2) and emitting carbon dioxide (CO2). Under the influence of light, however, plants can carry out a process, which is known as photosynthesis. During photosynthesis, CO2 is absorbed (as food) and O2 is emitted. For this reason, plants require a constant supply of CO2 to ensure their strong and healthy growth. Good ventilation, e.g. using an air stone, ensures that your fish receive a plentiful supply of oxygen, but at the same time reduces the CO2 concentration, thus minimizing the most essential form of nutrition for your aquatic plants. By regularly controlling the CO2 values, you can ensure that sufficient carbon dioxide is available for healthy plant growth.
The following values are guidelines for CO2 concentrations in ventilated aquaria:
Tetra Test CO2
+ for all freshwater aquariums
+ for a large number of analyses
+ excellent long-term stability
High-performance regulated heater covering different power stages.
Tetra Test NH3/NH4 to the reliable and exact determination of the ammonia content in fresh and sea water aquaria. Organic nitrogenous substances in the aquarium, such as fish excreta and food remains, are decomposed in stages: first into toxic ammonia, then into nitrite and finally into nitrate (nitrogen cycle).
An overall ammonia content (NH3/NH4+) of over 0.25 mg/l will cause long-term damage to your fish. It is also an indicator of abnormal nitrogen degradation or poor biological filtration.
Packing contents are enough for 25 tests.
General Hardness (GH) is a measure of the total mineral content of the water (primarily calcium and magnesium). Mineral content is important for the overall health of the environment, and so should be checked from time to time. Soft water areas are more vulnerable to mineral depletion, and therefore GH is more critical in such situations. The only way to check the GH is with a GH test kit.
Measures carbonate hardness reliably and precisely
Tetra Nitrate Test Kits will help you to monitor the health of your freshwater or marine aquarium.
Nitrate is the end product of biological filtration and the result of decomposition of nitrite. It can also be present in tap water supplies. It is a key cause of algae growth and in high concentrations can cause fish and plant health problems as they are starved of nutrients.
Use the Nitrate Test Kit every 1-2 weeks to monitor levels properly and use Tetra Nitrate Minus to remedy the problem. In a new aquarium you may need to test every few days to make sure that the filtration system is working properly.
This kit uses a colour change system to give accurate results, simply compare your findings to the colour chart included.
Nitrite is a by-product of ammonia, and it can be very toxic to fish and plants. A high level can lead to fish loss, especially in a new aquarium.
This liquid test kit from Tetra is expertly crafted to give you reliable, accurate results. It uses a colour changing system which can be compared to the colour chart.
Test weekly to keep on top of conditions in your tank, it can be used in both freshwater and marine aquariums too, so you are covered. Good tank maintenance will help keep nitrites at bay, so make sure that your filter is sufficiently matured as well as regular water changes.
Measures the pH value reliably and precisely
ApplicationThe TetraTest pH kit is a liquid kit, which works by changing the colour of a water sample in relation to the pH level. You simply need to compare the colour of the sample to the enclosed colour chart, to determine the pH.Always read the instructions carefully prior to testing. We recommend testing for pH every 1-2 weeks.
Marine fish and corals require stable water conditions which makes regular checking of salinity important. Its also necessary to check salinity when making up new water for water changes. The tetratec hydrometer makes it simple to accurately check the salt content of water giving precise readings over a wide temperature range 20-29°c. It works by measuring the specific gravity relative density of the water and converting this to salinity. All you need to do is fill up the hydrometer with water and read the value off the scale printed on the side.
Dip test for instantly checking water quality. Good water quality is the key to healthy fish and a troublefree aquarium. Traditional methods of testing are not ideal for situations where time is limited or when frequent testing is necessary for example in newly set up aquariums.
The tetratest 6 in 1 quicktest offers a perfect solution by testing for 6 essential water quality parameters in less than 60 seconds.
Easy and quick to use 6 readings in 60 seconds tests for pH, nitrite, nitrate, kH carbonate hardness, GH general hardness chlorine simply dip the test strip in the water for a few seconds remove and then wait a minute for it to change colour.
Compare the colours to the chart on the pack to get your readings. Always read the instructions before use.
Testing every 23 days in newly set up aquariums and once a week in established aquariums.
Contains 25 strips