Salifert Test Kits

Salifert Nitrite Test Kit
Salifert Nitrite Test Kit
  • Model: C-TK-SL020
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3lbs
  • Manufactured by: Salifert


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Details: Nitrite testing
Nitrite is a substance that is toxic to fish and invertebrates.
It is a misconception that once a tank is through its cycle
(first 3 or 4 weeks) that nitrite has vanished. Many nitrite test kits suffer
from interference by amines (such as naturally occurring and essential
amino acids) resulting in a too low measured value especially
if the nitrite concentration is relatively low. Nitrite is converted
to nitrate in properly cycled aquariums. The thus formed nitrate
is transformed into harmless nitrogen gas (=denitrification). This
happens in areas deprived of oxygen within live rock and
miscellaneous filter materials. Before it can be transformed to
nitrogen gas the nitrate is first converted back to nitrite.
When for whatever reason this particular cycle can not be
completed, toxic nitrite can be present in significant concentration
and readily be detected by test kits that do not suffer from amine

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 08 July, 2010.