Ammonia aquarium test kit



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The Salifert Ammonia Test Kit contains 50 tests and can easily detect 0.5 ppm of total ammonia.  
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Ammonia Aquarium Test Kit

The Ammonia aquarium test kit is an easy-to-use way to monitor ammonia levels in your tank. This important chemical builds up from fish waste and can harm your fish if it's at too high of a level. This test kit will let you know what's going on with your tank and if there are any changes you need to make. This kit is an inexpensive option that comes with a variety of tests for different water parameters. It includes a tube, a few bottles of testing solution, and color charts to help you interpret your results.


The pH of your water is crucial to the health of all living things in your aquarium. You'll want to keep your pH as close to 6.0 as possible to ensure that all of your fish and plants are happy. You can buy a meter to measure your pH, but these are typically more expensive than liquid test kits.

KH and GH

The carbonate alkalinity (KH) and total hardness (GH) of your aquarium's water are also vital to its health. This API test kit measures both parameters and can be used with both freshwater and saltwater tanks. It's an affordable option for monitoring your tank and is available in most major pet stores. It comes with four glass vials, each with a snap-tight cap to prevent spilling. Ammonia can build up in your tank if you have too many fish, uneaten food, or if the filtration system is not designed correctly. This can lead to a rise in ammonia and nitrates. Regular testing helps you pre-warn these changes before they occur and can even help prevent unexplained fish deaths. A good quality biological filter will remove ammonia and nitrates from your tank. However, these filters can be compromised by overstocking or other issues such as a leaky tap. Another important part of maintaining your aquarium's health is checking for carbon dioxide. This can be done by using a CO2 drop checker or an electronic probe. There are a variety of CO2 drop checks on the market, but we recommend this one by Fluval because it is inexpensive and provides a more accurate measurement than other options. It also comes with a suction cup for easy use and can be used in both freshwater and saltwater tanks. This test kit is also a great option for testing your tank's nitrate levels. It comes with a color chart that will let you know if you have too much or not enough nitrates. Nitrate is the by-product of the nitrogen cycle, a natural process that occurs in your tank. It is produced by fish, decaying organic matter, and some dissolved oxygen. It then is broken down by bacteria in your filter. If the nitrates are not removed properly, the ammonia and nitrites can build up in your tank, which is unhealthy for your fish. Fortunately, it's not a problem that will last longer and can be easily controlled with the right filtering system and feeding practices. An ammonia aquarium test kit is used to measure the level of ammonia in an aquarium. High levels of ammonia can be toxic to fish and other aquatic life, so it's important to regularly test the water to ensure it remains safe for inhabitants. The kit typically includes a testing solution and a color chart to compare the test result with. You can easily test your tank's ammonia level. Trusted by discriminating reefers for years, Salifert Test Kits include some of the easiest-to-read findings available for each testing procedure. The Salifert Ammonia Test Kit comprises 50 tests and can detect total ammonia levels as low as 0.5 ppm.    
0.15 lbs
4.25 × 4.25 × 5 in


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Helpful Questions From Clients
Frequently Asked Questions
Is hiring a professional necessary to set up a saltwater aquarium?

As a general rule, a larger custom aquarium might require installation by a professional. However, a kit from our online fish store is relatively affordable and beginner friendly. That means you should have no problem setting it up yourself.

Which saltwater aquarium fish should you choose when starting out?

Consider a yellow tang fish. This popular saltwater aquarium fish does a great job of coexisting with other types of fish you’ll find in our online fish store.

How does a saltwater aquarium differ from a freshwater one?

Saltwater aquariums require a bit more maintenance and monitoring than freshwater tanks. Different fish require different levels of salinity, pH tolerances, and temperature requirements. They also require specialized pumps, filters, and other equipment that can handle salt. We can guide you through everything you need to know to set up a healthy, thriving reef tank.

Do fish in a saltwater aquarium swim in a school?

That depends on the species. However, if it’s a fish that swims in a school in the wild, they’ll do the same in an aquarium. Some fish that swim in schools include the green and blue chromis, cardinalfish, and dartfish, for example. When ordering from an online fish store, make sure you do your research on how specific fish species behave to ensure they’ll school (or at least coexist) with your current fish.

Is the effort required to maintain a saltwater aquarium worth it?

Yes! Many aquarists dream of owning thriving saltwater aquariums. You have a tiny piece of the ocean in your home, featuring magical and exotic fish that can only survive in saltwater.