Routine monitoring and checking of the presence of phosphate in your water are now simple with the use of a precision made Elos Professional Aqua Test Kit from Pet Store
. This kit contains highly sensitive reagents that can easily sense the presence and determine the level of phosphorus (PO4) in your tank. Phosphorus build-up is inevitable in aquariums where decaying fish food, fish wastes and rotting plant parts are not regularly flushed out. The increase in phosphorus levels promotes the growth of harmful algae in the aquarium panes, substrates and ornaments. To avoid the proliferation of such organisms that cloud the water and stain the entire aquarium, the phosphorus level should be kept at a minimal level of 0.01 mg/l (ppm) for saltwater aquarium, 0.5 mg/l (ppm) for fresh water aquarium and 1 mg/l (ppm)for deeply planted aquarium
. To prevent phosphorus levels from going beyond these levels, you need to gauge, monitor and analyze the actual phosphate level regularly. The Elos Professional Aqua Test Kit is a great tool to help you with that. It administers a colorimetric test using the so- called "RealColor" technology which provides precise measurement and analysis of phosphate levels in your tank. It has an easy to read directions so you can conveniently do the tests by yourself.ELOS AQUA TEST KIT- PHOSPHATE
Phosphate (PO4) build up in aquariums appears to be a fairly common problem in freshwater and saltwater aquariums. They are present in most tap water supplies and are also introduced to aquarium water through fish waste, uneaten fish food, and decaying plant and invertebrate material. Hobbyists end up with rising levels of PO4, leading to the appearance of algae that start to cover the tank panes, the substrate and just about anything else in the tank. The maximum value of PO4 in an aquarium is 0.01 mg/l (ppm) for saltwater aquarium and for fresh water aquarium is 0.5 mg/l (ppm). In deeply planted aquarium the maximum level can achieve up to 1 mg/l (ppm). The periodical analytical evaluation of phosphate in the aquarium should be considered by the serious aquarium enthusiast.
ELOS AquaTest PO4, as well as all the other colorimetric test kit of this line, grant very high precision thanks to several procedures like the use of "RealColor" technology, an accurate system to calibrate the color chart compared to the reagents; the validation of each reagent with NIST (National Institute of Standard and Technology) certified samples and the careful stock management to supply to our customers ONLY the freshest production batch. Our PO4 test, allows the determination of the Phosphate down to a level of only 0.01 mg/l (ppm) Phosphate presence.
- Easy reading: "RealColor" technology.
- High precision: thanks to the use of calibrated droppers
- NIST validation: each batch of elos reagents is validated using NIST (National Institute of Standard and Technology) samples
- "Safe reagents": reagents and testing procedures are based on Low Risk Reagents. None of our test kit are based on Toxic Reagents.