Waterlife Nitrate Test Kit - Measures nitrate which causes algae growth.
What is nitrate?
Nitrite is oxidised into Nitrate (chemical symbol NO3) by nitrobacter, filtration bacteria. Excessive levels of nitrate in an aquarium are responsible for poor fish colouration, lehtargy, a failure to breed, and excessive algae growth. In seawater, high nitrates are also responsible for stunted coral growth.
Ideal parameters for seawater is 0-20ppm and freshwater is 0-50ppm.
The Waterlife nitrate test gives a colour reading within 6 minutes, indicating nitrate levels.
Range covered 0 to 200 mg/l.
What to do should a reading occur?
Check you are not overfeeding. Carry out an immediate 25% partial water change, (using Waterlife Haloex) to dilute the nitrate.?Add more live plants. In freshwater, nitrate can be removed with Waterlife's Nitraway.
Suitable for marine, tropical freshwater and coldwater aquaria.
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