Notes: Sample aquarium tests



 Test # Parameter RangePreferred method  Test StandardsOverview of test Measurement wavelength  Comments
 1 Nitrate  0 to 200 ppmAPI test kit  30 ppm5 ml of tank water, add drops from bottles 1 and 2. Requires good mixing. Green LED (RGB board) 
 2 Nitrite  0 to 2ppm API test kit 1 ppm 5 mL of tank water, add drops of nitrite bottle 1. Green LED (RGB board) 
 3 Ammonia 0 to 8 ppm API test kit 2 ppm 5 mL of tank water, add drops from bottles 1 and 2.  Red LED (RGB board) 
 4 Phosphate 0 to 2 ppm Hach PhosVer3 3 ppm 10 mL of sample, add packet and mix for 3 minutes on a stir plate. 880 nm LED,  Stir plate
 5 Potassium 0 to 50 ppm LaMotte 12.5 ppm 5 mL of sample, add NaOH solution and NaTPB powder. Mix. Red LED (RGB board) Turbidity assay.
 6 Sulfate  0 to 300 ppm Hach SulfaVer4 150 ppm 10 mL of sample, add contents of packet and shake.Green LED (RGB board) Turbidity assay. 




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Joanne Long,
Jul 19, 2014, 6:34 PM
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