- Quickly Measure Ammonia Levels
- Easy-to-Read Color Charts
- Help Maintain a Clear Pond
The pond Ammonia Test Kit measures the ammonia level quickly and easily. Known as a toxic pond waste, ammonia is excreted into your pond by fish, birds, and other pond life. Pond biological filters are composed of nitrifying bacteria that use ammonia as a food source to grow and reproduce. Bacteria convert harmful ammonia into nitrate (non-toxic). Low traces of ammonia in your pond can be caused from having a lack of nitrifying bacteria growth (new ponds), or from having too many fish, overfeeding fish, other fish excrete, and decaying plant matter. Low traces of ammonia can be very toxic to your fish. The pond Ammonia Test Kit measures ammonia levels from 0 - 8ppm and contains enough solution for 130 tests. This kit includes test solutions, glass test tube with cap, color chart instructions.
How To Use
- Step 1: Rinse a clean test tube with water being tested.
- Step 2: Fill the test tube with 5mL of water to be tested (to the line on the tube)
- Step 3: Holding the bottle vertically, add 8 drops from Ammonia Test Solution Bottle #1. Holding the bottle vertically, add 8 drops from Ammonia Test Solution Bottle #2.
- Step 4: Cap the test tube and shake vigorously for 5 seconds.
- Step 5: Wait 5 minutes for color to develop.
- Step 6: Read the test results by comparing the color of the solution to the appropriate Ammonia Color Card.
Test Results - Ideally, ammonia levels should be 0.
Reduce Phosphate Levels - To quickly reduce ammonia levels, perform a partial water change. If ammonia levels continue to be elevated you may: be overfeeding your fish, have too many fish or inadequate biological filtration.
Here are the replacement parts for API® Ammonia Test Kit .
The first step towards effectively treating any pond weed is proper identification. API® Ammonia Test Kit is recommended for use against each of the weeds listed below. Click on your desired weed for more information and alternate control options.