{"id":6574504902769,"title":"NT-LABS - Ammonia Test (NH3)","handle":"nt-labs-ammonia-test-nh3","description":"\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWhat is ammonia?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAmmonia is the main waste product produced by fish as a result of feeding. It can also be generated by the decay of uneaten food or decaying organic matter, such as plant leaves. It is invisible to the naked eye and its presence or absence cannot be determined by looking at the water alone. It is extremely toxic to the fish but is broken down into less toxic nitrite by the beneficial bacteria found in the filter.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWhat is the correct ammonia level?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThere is no occasion where any ammonia is tolerable. A level of zero mg\/l (ppm) should be maintained at all times.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWhat do I do if the ammonia level is wrong?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIf a level of 0.2 mg\/l (ppm) is found, add a filter booster such as\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ntlabs.co.uk\/browse-products\/indoor\/aquariums\/filter-starter\/\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.ntlabs.co.uk\/browse-products\/indoor\/aquariums\/filter-starter\/\"\u003eFilter Starter\u003c\/a\u003e. If a level above this is found, then a substantial water change is essential. Change 25% of the volume for 0.5 – 1.0 mg\/l (ppm) ammonia and 50% for ammonia levels above this. Add\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ntlabs.co.uk\/browse-products\/indoor\/aquariums\/ammonia-remover\/\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.ntlabs.co.uk\/browse-products\/indoor\/aquariums\/ammonia-remover\/\"\u003eAmmonia Remover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto the filter compartment to remove ammonia. If any amount of ammonia is found, then it is important to check other vital water quality parameters, in particular pH, KH and nitrite.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eHow to use?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eEnsure the test tube is clean.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTake a 5 ml sample of water into the test tube.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAdd 5 drops of the reagent Ammonia 1, 5 drops of Ammonia 2 and 5 drops of Ammonia 3.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eReplace the test tube cap and shake thoroughly. Wait 10 minutes, then compare the colour of the sample to the colour scale provided. Zero ammonia is represented by a yellow colour. Any hint of green in the sample indicates the presence of ammonia in the water.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis test kit reports concentration in terms of nitrogen (NH3-N) to be compatible with reported safe concentrations as they apply to fish and plants. 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It can also be generated by the decay of uneaten food or decaying organic matter, such as plant leaves. It is invisible to the naked eye and its presence or absence cannot be determined by looking at the water alone. It is extremely toxic to the fish but is broken down into less toxic nitrite by the beneficial bacteria found in the filter.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWhat is the correct ammonia level?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThere is no occasion where any ammonia is tolerable. A level of zero mg\/l (ppm) should be maintained at all times.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWhat do I do if the ammonia level is wrong?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIf a level of 0.2 mg\/l (ppm) is found, add a filter booster such as\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ntlabs.co.uk\/browse-products\/indoor\/aquariums\/filter-starter\/\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.ntlabs.co.uk\/browse-products\/indoor\/aquariums\/filter-starter\/\"\u003eFilter Starter\u003c\/a\u003e. If a level above this is found, then a substantial water change is essential. Change 25% of the volume for 0.5 – 1.0 mg\/l (ppm) ammonia and 50% for ammonia levels above this. Add\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ntlabs.co.uk\/browse-products\/indoor\/aquariums\/ammonia-remover\/\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.ntlabs.co.uk\/browse-products\/indoor\/aquariums\/ammonia-remover\/\"\u003eAmmonia Remover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto the filter compartment to remove ammonia. If any amount of ammonia is found, then it is important to check other vital water quality parameters, in particular pH, KH and nitrite.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eHow to use?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eEnsure the test tube is clean.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTake a 5 ml sample of water into the test tube.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAdd 5 drops of the reagent Ammonia 1, 5 drops of Ammonia 2 and 5 drops of Ammonia 3.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eReplace the test tube cap and shake thoroughly. Wait 10 minutes, then compare the colour of the sample to the colour scale provided. Zero ammonia is represented by a yellow colour. Any hint of green in the sample indicates the presence of ammonia in the water.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis test kit reports concentration in terms of nitrogen (NH3-N) to be compatible with reported safe concentrations as they apply to fish and plants. If you are interested in knowing the ionic concentration of the measured parameter, multiply your result by 1.21 (NH3-N).\u003c\/p\u003e"}

NT-LABS - Ammonia Test (NH3)

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What is ammonia?
Ammonia is the main waste product produced by fish as a result of feeding. It can also be generated by the decay of uneaten food or decaying organic matter, such as plant leaves. It is invisible to the naked eye and its presence or absence cannot be determined by looking at the water alone. It is extremely toxic to the fish but is broken down into less toxic nitrite by the beneficial bacteria found in the filter.


What is the correct ammonia level?
There is no occasion where any ammonia is tolerable. A level of zero mg/l (ppm) should be maintained at all times.

What do I do if the ammonia level is wrong?
If a level of 0.2 mg/l (ppm) is found, add a filter booster such as Filter Starter. If a level above this is found, then a substantial water change is essential. Change 25% of the volume for 0.5 – 1.0 mg/l (ppm) ammonia and 50% for ammonia levels above this. Add Ammonia Remover to the filter compartment to remove ammonia. If any amount of ammonia is found, then it is important to check other vital water quality parameters, in particular pH, KH and nitrite.

How to use?

  • Ensure the test tube is clean.
  • Take a 5 ml sample of water into the test tube.
  • Add 5 drops of the reagent Ammonia 1, 5 drops of Ammonia 2 and 5 drops of Ammonia 3.
  • Replace the test tube cap and shake thoroughly. Wait 10 minutes, then compare the colour of the sample to the colour scale provided. Zero ammonia is represented by a yellow colour. Any hint of green in the sample indicates the presence of ammonia in the water.

This test kit reports concentration in terms of nitrogen (NH3-N) to be compatible with reported safe concentrations as they apply to fish and plants. If you are interested in knowing the ionic concentration of the measured parameter, multiply your result by 1.21 (NH3-N).

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