API Ammonia Test Kit AQP86
Ammonia, constantly released into the aquarium/pond, is the number one killer of tropical fish. Fast, easy and accurate, this test kit measures ammonia levels from 0 to 7 ppm. Includes test solution, glass test tube w/ cap, color chart & instructions.
Fish continually release ammonia (NH3) directly into the aquarium/pond through their gills, urine, and solid waste. Uneaten food and other decaying organic matter also add ammonia to the water. A natural mechanism exists that controls ammonia in the aquarium/pond – the biological filter. However, as with any natural process, imbalances can occur. So, testing for the presence of toxic ammonia is essential. Ammonia in the aquarium/pond may damage gill membranes, and prevent fish from carrying on normal respiration. High levels of ammonia quickly lead to fish death. Even trace amounts stress fish, suppressing their immune system and increasing the likelihood of disease. Water should be tested for ammonia every other day when the aquarium is first set up, and once a week after the biological filter has been established (in about 4 - 6 weeks).
Makes 130 tests.