Aquarium Tests




 Parameter RangePreferred method  Test StandardsOverview of test Measurement LED  Color change
 1 Alkalinity 0 - 120 ppm LaMotte 50 ppm 5 mL of tank water, add 5 drops of solution. Mix. Custom 510 nm LED or
 Red LED
 Green
 2 Ammonia 0 - 8 ppm API test kit 2 ppm 5 mL of tank water, add drops from bottles 1 and 2.  Red LED (RGB board) Yellow/Green
 3 Calcium 0 - 200 ppm LaMotte 100 ppm 5 mL of tank water, add 5 drops of CH1, mix, add 5 drops of CH2 Custom 575 nm LED Pink/violet
 4 Iron      
 5Nitrate  0 - 200 ppmAPI test kit  30 ppm5 ml of tank water, add drops from bottles 1 and 2. Requires good mixing. Green LED (RGB board) Red
 6Nitrite  0 - 2 ppmAPI test kit 1 ppm5 mL of tank water, add drops of nitrite bottle 1. Green LED (RGB board) Pink
 7pH 6.2 - 8.2LaMotte  pH 7.05 mL of tank water, add 4 drops of solution. Mix.  Custom 557 nm LED Pink
 8Phosphate 0 - 2 ppmHach PhosVer3 3 ppm10 mL of sample, add packet and mix for 3 minutes on a stir plate. Custom 880 nm LED Blue
 9Potassium 0 - 50 ppmLaMotte 12.5 ppm5 mL of sample, add NaOH solution and NaTPB powder. Mix. Red LED (RGB board) Turbidity assay
 10Sulfate  0 - 300 ppmHach SulfaVer4 150 ppm10 mL of sample, add contents of packet and shake. Green LED (RGB board) Turbidity assay




Subpages (1): Preparing test standards
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Joanne Long,
Jul 19, 2014, 6:34 PM
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