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Products

  • Salifert Iodine Test Kit I2

    Iodine is present in NSW (Natural seawater) in a very low concentration (0.06 mg/L or 0.06 ppm).


    Iodine occurs as different species. Some of them are iodide, iodate and hypoiodite.


    Generally when we say iodine then we mean one or more iodine species without a clear distinction being made. NSW contains predominantly iodate and to a slight extent iodide.

    There is however a misconception among many hobbyists that iodide predominates in NSW. This is however false.

  • Salifert pH Test Kit

    The pH value can have a major impact on the growth of corals and calcareous algae and on many biological processes. The pH should not be allowed to fluctuate more than approx. 0.3 units during 24 hours and should preferably be kept between 8.0 and 8.2.


    If the pH is too low then the cause may be a too low alkalinity and/or insufficient aeration.

  • Salifert Oxygen Test Kit O2

    Oxygen is highly essential for all life forms. Especially corals and marine fish require oxygen concentrations at saturation level. This is because of the low solubility of oxygen in saline water which is approx. 5 - 7 ppm.

  • Salifert Strontium Test Kit

    Strontium plays an important role by accelerating coral and calcareous algae growth.
    NSW contains approx. 7 – 9 mg/L strontium.
    Since the growth of corals and calcareous algae goes hand in hand with strontium and calcium depletion, depletion of calcium usually means depletion of strontium as well.

  • Salifert Silicate Test Kit SI

    Silicate occurs especially in tap water or in purified water when the RO or DI unit is not functioning properly. Silicate not only results in diatom bloom but might also block some essential trace elements such as vanadium and molybdenum.

  • Salifert Nitrate Test Kit NO3

    When an aquarium has insufficient regions deprived of oxygen (= anaerobic zones) or denitrification proceeds incompletely then nitrate will build-up.

    A too high nitrate concentration can result in unwanted algae-growth and these might irritate corals in their neighborhood.

    Nitrate as such also retards coral growth.

  • Salifert Nitrite Test Kit NO2

    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.

  • Salifert Ammonia Test Kit NH4

    Ammonia and ammonium are substances which should be converted rapidly into nitrite followed by nitrate and nitrogen gas.

    If this does not happen then the aquarium is not fully cycled or biological processes are not proceeding as they should.

  • Salifert Phosphate Test Kit PO4

    Phosphate has several negative effects if present in a too high concentration. First of all undesirable algae growth might result. Making an aquarium an unpleasant sight.

     

    Phosphate also blocks or retards the growth of corals and calcareous algae.

    One of the scientific studies shows that a phosphate concentration higher than 0.05 mg/L decreases the growth of calcareous algae by 90%!

  • Salifert Magnesium Test Kit

    Magnesium is present in NSW in a fairly high concentration (1300 - 1400 mg/L). Magnesium is an essential part of chlorophyll, which is necessary for photosynthesis. Without photosynthesis plants, including algae and the corals, which we usually have in our aquariums, would not be able to live.

     

    Magnesium has another important function since in fact makes maintaining the correct combination of calcium concentration and alkalinity or carbonate hardness possible.

  • Salifert KH - Alkalinity Test Kit

    Calcium alone cannot form the skeletal material of corals and allow calcareous algae to grow. Some other substances are needed as well. A few other constituents are carbonate and bicarbonate. These two substances also have a major impact on the stabilization of the pH in the proper range of 8.1 – 8.4. Such stabilization is also called buffering.

    The total carbonate and bicarbonate concentration is also called carbonate alkalinity or carbonate hardness. The only difference between alkalinity and carbonate hardness is a conversion factor.

  • Salifert Calcium Test Kit

    Calcium is a major constituent of calcareous algae, skeletal material of hard corals and the skeletal needles of soft/leather corals. Calcium also fulfills many biological functions.

    Quite often a too low calcium concentration retards coral and calcareous algae growth.

  • Seachem Ammonia Alert™

    Manufacturer: Seachem

    Ammonia Alert™ is an innovative color device for continuously detecting and monitoring toxic free ammonia. A sensor changes reversibly from yellow to green to blue, relative to the ammonia concentration. No test kits, chemicals, or procedures are needed. The device detects less than 0.05 mg/L (ppm) free ammonia and alerts you to the #1 killer before any sign of stress. It lasts over a year. Marine or freshwater use.

    In the absence of free ammonia the unit will assume a yellow or faint yellow-green color. It is normal for the dry sensor to have a greenish hue. It may take up to a few days for a dry sensor to equilibrate with the water. No sampling of water, chemicals, or test procedures are required. The presence of the free ammonia is detectable continuously with a response time of about 15 minutes. Response to decreasing ammonia is slower, requiring about 4 hours to go from TOXIC to SAFE on removal of ammonia

  • Seachem Reef Status Magnesium Test Kit

    Manufacturer: Seachem

    Four kits in one! Tests for magnesium through a titration based procedure in increments of 12.5 mg/L. Tests for carbonate alkalinity, borate alkalintiy and total alkalinity in 0.1 meq/L resolution through a titration based procedure. The kit resolves borate from carbonate and, along with magnesium, this presents a clear picture of the tank's buffering capacity as well as a very reliable determination of the critical carbonate content required for coral and coraline growth. Each kits can perform 75 determinations for each test.

  • Seachem Reef Status Strontium Test Kit

    Manufacturer: Seachem

    The first and only 10 minute strontium test! The test involves separation of strontium from the sample by a highly selective extraction technique, followed by a sensitive titration in 0.5 mg/L increments. Each kit runs 50 tests.

  • Seachem Reef Status Calcium Test Kit

    Manufacturer: Seachem

    This kit measures all types of calcium, including gluconate calcium. The method is based on specific titration with a unique indicator. Measures in increments of 5 mg/L. Each kit runs 150 tests.

  • Seachem Multi Test Silicate

    Manufacturer: Seachem

    This kit measures silicates to less than 0.5 mg/L in marine or freshwater. MultiTest® Silicate performs over 75 tests and contains a reference sample for validation

  • Seachem Multi Test Reef Special

    Manufacturer: Seachem

    This kit combines the Phosphate, Silicate, and Iodine/Iodide kits into one kit. MultiTest® Reef Special performs over 75 tests and contains a reference sample for validation.

  • Seachem Multi Test Phosphate

    Manufacturer: Seachem

    This kit measures inorganic phosphate to less than 0.05 mg/L, producing a unique easy to read yellow-green-blue color range in marine and freshwater. MultiTest® Phosphate performs over 75 tests and contains a reference sample for validation.

  • Seachem Multi Test Nitrite & Nitrate

    Manufacturer: Seachem

    This kit measures nitrite to less than 0.1 mg/L and nitrate to less than 0.2 mg/L in marine or freshwater. MultiTest® Nitrite. Nitrate performs over 75 tests and contains a reference sample for validation.

  • Seachem Multi Test Marine pH & Alkinity

    Manufacturer: Seachem

    This test kit features a unique dye that has a pronounced color change between 8.0 and 8.3, making it the easiest kit on the market to read in that critical range. Alkalinity may be read from the same sample in 0.5 meq/L increments. MultiTest® Marine pH & Alkalinity performs over 75 tests and contains a reference sample for validation.

  • Seachm Multi Test Marine Basic

    Manufacturer: Seachem

    This kit combines the Marine pH & Alkalinity, Ammonia and Nitrite & Nitrate kits into one kit. MultiTest® Marine Basic performs over 75 tests and contains a reference sample for validation.

  • Seachem Multi Test Iron

    Manufacturer: Seachem

    This kit measures iron in freshwater or marine water to less than 0.05 mg/L. Can also measure chelated iron. MultiTest® Iron performs over 75 tests and contains a reference sample for validation. 

  • Seachem Multi Test Iodine & Iodide

    Manufacturer: Seachem

    This kit measures iodine or iodide to less than 0.005 mg/L. MultiTest®Iodine/Iodide performs over 75 tests and contains a reference sample for validation.