Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate are the 3 stages of the Nitrogen Cycle. Each stage is toxic to aquatic life and if left untreated will lead to fatalities.
Ammonia (the 1st stage) is broken down by bacteria and converted into Nitrite which is then converted in its last stage to Nitrate.
API's Nitrate Test Kit, will determine the present level of Nitrate in your aquarium, so you can act accordingly to a suitable treatment.
Measures nitrate levels in both fresh & saltwater aquariums.
Tests nitrate levels from 0 to 160 ppm.
90 tests per kit.
Test kit includes:
2x nitrate test solution
1x glass test tubes
1x laminated colour chart
1x instruction booklet
Fill test tube to the indicated line with aquarium water. Add 10 drops of test solution 1 and follow with 10 drops of test solution 2.
Cap tube and shake well. Let sit for 5 minutes before comparing to colour chart.