Toxic nitrite is produced by nitrifying bacteria in the biological filter as it breaks down ammonia. This kit tests for harmful nitrite and measures levels from 0 to 5.0 ppm. 180 tests.
Q: What is nitrite?
A: Nitrite (NO2-) is produced in the aquarium by the biological filter. Beneficial bacteria in the biological filter convert toxic ammonia into nitrite (also toxic). The biological filter then converts nitrite into nitrate (NO3-). Testing for the presence of toxic nitrite is essential, so that once detected, steps can be taken to remove it. Otherwise, nitrite in the aquarium will prevent fish from carrying on normal respiration. High levels of nitrite quickly lead to fish death. Even trace amounts of nitrite stress fish, suppressing their immune system and, thereby, increase the likelihood of disease and subsequent fish loss.
Q: What causes a nitrite problem?
A: In a new freshwater aquarium, the nitrite level may surge to 10 ppm (mg/L) or more, and then fall rapidly as the biological filter becomes established. The nitrite will be converted to nitrate. This process may take several weeks. In an established aquarium, the nitrite level should always remain at 0 ppm (mg/L). The presence of nitrite indicates possible over-feeding, too many fish, or inadequate biological filtration.
The Marina Betta EZ Care Aquarium provides a no mess, no stress maintenance solution. Now there's no need to get your hands wet; disturb your Betta or disrupt your aquarium d̩cor in order to perform routine water changes. Simply add clean water and the EZ care self-cleaning feature does the rest.
By adding clean water, debris gets flushed to the bottom of the tank and then out to the reservoir located on the back. When the reservoir is filled; just remove, empty and replace -- no mess, no stress.
The aquarium's small size takes up very little space and its chic design allows it to blend in nicely with a variety of household or office settings such as counters, desks, bookshelves or coffee tables.
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Infectious diseases in ornamental fish often show symptoms such as yellow/white mucous-like or cotton-like films as well as ulcers, wounds and inflammation. Other indications include blood spots, loss of skin and scales, raised scales, fin rot, darkening of the mucous membranes, white mouth, lurching movements ("staggering disease"), pop-eye (exophthalmia) as well as swollen abdomen ("dropsy").
Especially where specific diagnosis is uncertain MEDIMOR, as an universal agent, is a particularly reliable, effective and well tolerated treatment against most infections.
With the active ingredient Methyl orange MEDIMOR contains a very efficient component against bacterial infections.
Eheim Ecco Pro White Fine Filter pads designed to fit all Ecco Pro & Ecco filters these fine pads are great for polishing the water and trapping fine particles.
Pack of 3
A pack of 3 replacement activated carbon pads for the Eheim Ecco and Ecco Pro external filters.Dirt particles become trapped in the porous foam material. At the same time, the material offers a large colonization surface area for the purification bacteria. Even after a short maturation period the foam cartridges perform not only mechanical water purification, but also biological decomposition of harmful substances.