Many Tests that are duplicated in saltwater are only given a broad description in the freshwater section. What is especially noteworthy as per my decades of taking care of literally s of aquariums, many one right after another, where by fast, economical, and reasonably accurate tests were important is all it really came down to is what is needed to "get the job done". I constantly read online or get questions from aquarium keepers about the so called lack of accuracy of test strips or common liquid test kits such as the API line I by no means am a supporter of all things API. All we are looking for in general aquarium keeping husbandry is trends and reasonable ball park figures, not 10ths of a degree accuracy needed for some scientific experiment remember, we are not working on a cure for cancer here, just getting basic generalized numbers of our aquarium water parameters. Often, as with those who improperly use a medication such as wrong parameters, incorrect dose, etc. IN FACT, most "bad" readings of test strips in particular were still traceable to user error on my part such as sticking a wet finger in the strip container in previous tests, failing to place a desiccant in the strip container after initial opening, or not holding the strip flat after dipping, thus allowing mixing of water between test squares.
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API QUICK TEST STRIPS AMMONIA*+
Join Now. Recent Photos. Upload a Photo. View the Vendor Directory. Originally Posted by CaptainAhab. Call me skeptical. Before I'd dump on a major manufacturer or 2 I'd ask these questions.
Ammonia – The Invisible Killer in Your Aquarium
Ammonia, NH3, is an invisible chemical that is highly toxic to your fish. Unfortunately, it also occurs naturally in every aquarium…. The only way to avoid ammonia is to not own a fish tank.
I understand when using the standard ammonia test kits that you can't really tell what the NH3 ammonia level is after using Prime because the test results are for total ammonia, and there's no way to detect Prime's binding action to the NH3. What I'm confused about is this question on Seachem's Prime page, for which the answer is not clear to me:. What is going on? They make it sound like if it's 1. Is that what they're saying?