Aquaculture Fresh Water Test Kit
Ammonia is one of the many forms of Nitrogen existing in environment. While other Nitrogen forms (other than Ammonia) can affect aquatic life indirectly, Ammonia is directly toxic to aquatic life. Ammonia enters the aquatic surrounding through municipal effluent discharge, thru’ nitrogen waste from mammals or also thru’ natural means like nitrogen fixation or agriculture runoff water. High levels of Ammonia lead to a toxic buildup in internal tissue and blood in marine species leading to potential death. pH and temperature can affect the Ammonia toxicity to aquatic life. Our AQUASOL Ammonia test kits are available for Salt water.
Both the above kits are based on color comparison. They consist of a reagent NH1 bottle and a comparator tube, along with a color comparator. They are extremely easy to use and can be used by anybody, at any place.
Nitrites are salts of nitrous acid which occur naturally or artificially in ground water. They are released in water from Fertilizer runoff water, sewage and mineral deposits.High levels of Nitrite are toxic to mammals and other lower forms like marine species. They disturb the oxygen delivering ability ofhemoglobin in the bloodstream. Also, large blooms of Algae can grow due to high Nitrite level leading to hypoxia. Hypoxia dead zones created are deadly to almost all marine species. Therefore, regularly monitoring of Nitrite levels is very essential and needs to be done judiciously in both marine and fresh water. This is based on color comparison and the colors on the comparator are clearly discernable, making the kit very easy to use. This kit is available for Salt water.
pH Fresh water
pH is the measure of the hydrogen ion concentration in water. It denotes if the water is acidic (<7) or alkaline (>7). When pH is 7, it is said to be neutral. Natural water range between pH 5.0 and pH 10.0 while sea water is near pH 8.3. Monitoring of pH becomes an important exercise for the growth and well being of fresh water species this is especially true for a closed water body viz. breeding pond, pans or aquariums. Fresh water species thrive over a large pH range viz.6.0 – 9.5.The growth retards below 6.0 and below 4.0 most species are killed.
Our freshwater pH test kit is very minimalist easy to use. The range is from 6.0 – 7.6 and 7.4 – 9.0.
Nitrates are found in nature and many of our food material. Generally, the level of Nitrates is quite low in ground water. In aquatic environments Nitrates may seep in thru’ fertilizer runoff from cultivated lands, municipal, industrial and also private sewage disposal systems and waste water, refuse dumps and decaying plant debris. High Nitrate levels in Drinking water pose a great health risk to Infants, causing Methemoglobinemia, “Blue Baby Syndrome” The presence of Nitrates in the Aquatic environment does not pose such a problem as Ammonia or Nitrites. Nitrate concentrations of 50 ppm or so are quite safe for fish. But if the levels reach 80 ppm then the problem begins, as this high concentration can be toxic. Another problem with Nitrates is that Algal blooms happen and these are highly detrimental to the aquatic species. Bacterial and Fungai infections prevail in these conditions and cause the Fish to lose immunity, along with their capacity to reproduce, thus retarding growth.
AQUASOL Nitrate test kit ranges from 0 to 160 ppm. This is based on color comparison and the colors on the comparator are clearly discernable. This is available for Salt water.
||6.0 - 7.6 & 7.4 - 9.0
||0.25,0.5,1.0,2.0,4.0,8.0 ppm as Ammonia
||5,10,20,40,80,160 ppm as NO3
||0.25,0.5,1.0,2.0,5.0 ppm as NO2
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