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Salifert Nitrate Test Kit

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Nitrate Profi-Test When there are insufficient areas of a tank which are deprived of oxygen (anaerobic zones) or denitrification is not taking place properly, nitrate will build up. This can also happen in an aquarium wher...
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Part #: SI-021-4

Nitrate Profi-Test
  • When there are insufficient areas of a tank which are deprived of oxygen (anaerobic zones) or denitrification is not taking place properly, nitrate will build up. This can also happen in an aquarium where the biological loading on the system is causing an imbalance e.g. if there is excessive livestock for the aquarium volume or over feeding is occurring.
  • The build up of nitrate can result in unwanted algae growth and the slowing down of coral growth.
  • The nitrate concentration in a reef aquarium should be lower than 1 mg/L, although fish only aquariums would usually have a higher concentration.
  • Just as with nitrite, many nitrate test kits are prone to amine interference which can make the levels of nitrate appear much lower than they actually are.
  • The Salifert test kit does not suffer from such interference and gives accurate and quick results with a total testing time of less than 3 minutes.
  • The test kit’s range goes from a very low to a very high nitrate concentration (approx. 0.2 - 100 mg/L as total nitrate).
  • Sufficient for 50 tests.
This test offers two ranges:
Low range: 0.2 - 10 mg/L (ppm) as nitrate.
Medium range: 2 - 100 mg/L (ppm) as nitrate.

Clean test vial and scoop after use. Store this kit in a dry place.

Warning!

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Specifications

Low range: 0.2 - 10 mg/L (ppm) as nitrate.
Medium range: 2 - 100 mg/L (ppm) as nitrate.

Procedure for both ranges:

  1. Fill test vial with 1mL of water.
  2. Add 1 level scoop of NO3-1 powder (compress this powder against the inner side of the powder container).
  3. Add 1 level scoop of NO3-2 powder and swirl gently (do NOT shake) for 30 seconds.
  4. Let it stand for 3 minutes.
  5. Color comparison:

    Medium Range:

    Place the test vial on the white part of the color chart and compare colors looking from the TOP. Use diffuse daylight when comparing colors.

    If the color corresponds to a value lower than 10mg/L nitrate then it might be better to compare colors as shown for the low range (see below).

    Low Range:

    If the medium range color comparison procedure gave a reading lower than 10mg/L then you can use the low range prodecure. This will increase the accuracy.

    The color for the low range procedure has to be compared by looking through the SIDE of the test vial.

    The white part of the color chart has to be held firmly against the opposite side of the test vial. Use diffuse daylight when comparing colors.

    The color is, by looking through the side, amplified by approximately 10 fold. For this reason you have to divide the color chart values by 10. For example 2 will become 0.2 and 50 will become 5.


 

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Salifert Nitrate Test Kit Reviews

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Better than any other Product Review by Chris (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: The nitrate test kit is very accurate though it still is a pain to look at the colored strip on something that should be checked so often in the reef aquarium but there is no better way at this time.

Easy, accurate Product Review by JON LLAMA (Posted on 9/18/13)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: Easy to use, and tells you what you need to know... Can't go wrong with Salifert.

Nitrate Product Review by GEORGE DUBOIS (Posted on 3/30/12)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: This was a quick and easy method for evaluating nitrate removal by various processes without having to have official results for the elimination phase of this work.

Salifert Nitrate Product Review by DAN CUNNINGHAM (Posted on 10/21/11)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: Hands down, the best testing kits on the Market. Easy to use, easy to read, shows distinct differences on the chart which is easy to understand. Have used API and Red Sea test kits previously, Salifert is in a league all their own.

Salifert Product Review by David OHRIN (Posted on 4/28/11)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: Im done trying to save a buck on reef supplies.My old test would vary 10-20 ppm.The Salifert is very accurate.

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