Salifert Phosphate Test Kit
Salifert Phosphate Test Kit detects, within seconds, 0.015 mg/L of phosphate. This makes phosphate measurement highly reliable and informative allowing timely measures to be taken.
Phosphate has several negative effects if present in a too high concentration. First of all undesirable algae growth might result. Making an aquarium an unpleasant sight.
Phosphate also blocks or retards the growth of corals and calcareous algae.
One of the scientific studies shows that a phosphate concentration higher than 0.05 mg/L decreases the growth of calcareous algae by 90%!
Washing fish food, which is a rich source of phosphates in a sieve after thawing reduces the input of phosphate tremendously. Also avoiding the use of phosphate-rich low-grade activated carbon helps keep phosphate levels as low as possible. Checking the activated carbon for phosphate prior to use is therefore highly recommended.
The Salifert Phosphate Test Kit can perform approx. 50 measurements.
Directions for use:
Add with the syringe 10 ml of water in the test vial.
Add to this 4 drops of PO4-2 reagent and swirl the test vial gently for 10 seconds.
Add to this 1-level scoop of PO4-2 reagent and swirl the contents gently for 30 seconds.
Place the open test vial on top of the colour chart on a part of the chart which is white and compare the colours looking from the top. Read the corresponding phosphate content. An intermediate colour corresponds to an intermediate phosphate content.
The phosphate values are in ppm phosphate. If you prefer a reading in ppm Phosphate – Phosphor, then divide the reading by 3.