Test Kits

Why test the water?

The Aquatic Lab series kits are designed to measure the most important parameters.
During the various stages of growth and due to different conditions that can occur in the aquarium, the consumption of corals (in sea water) or plants (in fresh water) can change rapidly. Our guests need a stable environment and changes in values can cause growth to slow down or stop.
It is very important to keep the consumption of animals monitored in order to appropriately vary the additions that we will have to make, to avoid shortages or even more dangerous overabundances.

Nitrites

Fresh and marine water
Colorimetric method.
It can also be used with the Hanna photometer using the adsorbance method.

Low resolution :
0 - 0.2 - 0.4 - 0.6 - 0.8 - 1 - 1.5 - 2

High resolution :
0 - 0.01 - 0.03 - 0.05 - 0.07 - 0.1

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Nitrates

Fresh and marine water
Colorimetric method.
It can also be used with the Hanna photometer using the adsorbance method.

Low resolution:
0 - 0.2 - 0.4 - 0.6 - 0.8 - 1 - 1.5 - 2

High resolution:
0 - 0.01 - 0.03 - 0.05 - 0.07 - 0.1

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Phosphates

Fresh and marine water
Colorimetric method.
It can also be used with the Hanna photometer using the adsorbance method.

Low resolution:
0 - 0.2 - 0.4 - 0.6 - 0.8 - 1 - 1.2 - 1.4 - 1.6 - 1.8 - 2

High resolution:
0 - 0.02 - 0.05 - 0.07 - 0.1 - 0.15 

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Alcalinity (KH)

Fresh and marine water
Titrimetric method.
It is possible to use the software for direct calculation.

Low resolution:
1 - 30 dKH (5ml)
resolution 0,31 dKH

High resolution:
1 - 30 dKH (10ml)
resolution 0,15 dKH

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Calcium and Magnesium

Sea water
Titrimetric method.
This test is calibrated to each production batch using ICP controlled solutions


resolution 2,5 mg/l

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Calcium

Fresh and marine water
Titrimetric method.
Each production batch of this test is calibrated using ICP controlled solutions.
It is possible to use the software for direct calculation.

Marine water:
252 - 500 mg/l
resolution 2,5 mg/l

Fresh water:
1,25 - 125 mg/l
resolution 1,25 mg/l

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Potassium

Sea water
It is possible to use the software for direct calculation.

90 - 550 mg/l

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Total hardness (GH)

Fresh water
Titrimetric method.

5ml - 1 drop = 1 dGH
10ml - 1 drop = 0,5 dGH

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pH

Fresh and marine water
Colorimetric method

Fresh water:
5.5 - 5.7 - 6.1 - 6.3 - 6.5 - 6.7 - 6.9 - 7.1 - 7.3 - 7.5 - 7.8 - 8.1 - 8.5 - 9

Marine water:
7.4 - 7.5 - 7.6 - 7.7 - 7.8 - 7.9 - 8.0 - 8.1 - 8.2 - 8.3 - 8.4 - 8.5 - 8.6 - 9

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions and the mistakes that are made more often.

Why does the result of the kit tests differ from that given by the laboratory?

While the reading of the laboratory tests is done by a machine under controlled conditions, the reading of the test kit is done visually by who is performing the test. The reading may therefore vary slightly based on environmental conditions or your eye's sensitivity to colors.

Why does the color of the test sometimes not coincide with that of the chromatic scale?

It sometimes happens that there is some compound in the water that makes the test color slightly different based on the chemical reactions that take place. In this case, just read the closest value based on the color density. You can still try to re-test the test the next day.

How long can I use a test once it is open?

Test kits contain chemical reagents which may contain solvents or volatile substances. Once opened, the test should be used regularly and finished within a few months. If stored incorrectly or kept at a temperature other than ambient, the test may show incorrect values even within the expiration date.

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