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- Includes Freshwater pH, High Range pH, Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate. Kit features computer-analyzed laminated color cards, instruction booklet, 4 test tubes, a holding tray and test tube rack.
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- Contains one (1) API FRESHWATER MASTER TEST KIT 800-Test Freshwater Aquarium Water Master Test Kit, including 7 bottles of testing solutions, 1 color card and 4 glass tubes with cap
- Helps monitor water quality and prevent invisible water problems that can be harmful to fish and cause fish loss
- Accurately monitors 5 most vital water parameters levels in freshwater aquariums: pH, nitrite, nitrate.
- Designed for use in freshwater aquariums only
- Use for weekly monitoring and when water or fish problems appear
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API Freshwater Master Test Kit
Taking a few minutes each week to maintain and monitor aquarium conditions is the key to a healthy aquarium. The FRESHWATER MASTER TEST KIT tests the parameters that affect the health of freshwater fish: pH, High Range pH, Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate. The FRESHWATER MASTER TEST KIT is highly accurate and economical, and includes a computer calibrated, laminated color card, 4 test tubes and holding tray. The FRESHWATER MASTER TEST KIT comes with a complete, step-by-step instruction booklet, including information on how to correct unsafe water conditions.
- Tests pH, High Range pH, Ammonia, Nitrite & Nitrate
- Includes all tests required to test the nitrogen cycle
- Fast, easy and accurate
- Economical - conducts 800+ tests
- Compact to store at home
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Follow the API EASY CARE GUIDE steps to simplify aquarium care.
Regular testing of key water parameters is an essential part of routine aquarium maintenance. Levels should be tested weekly to make sure they do not reach undesirable levels, as well as when a problem appears.
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Most water problems are invisible to the eye. Quickly measure and modify the six aquarium levels that are most important to the health of your freshwater fish with the API FRESHWATER MASTER TEST KIT. To stay healthy and thrive, fish need properly balanced levels of ammonia, pH, high range pH, nitrite and nitrate. These levels can change rapidly and create harmful conditions when fish waste, uneaten food or other organic matter accumulate, or when untreated water is added. If left uncorrected, all of these can be harmful or even fatal to fish, with consequences such as reduction of oxygen, increase in stress and higher risk of disease. The API FRESHWATER MASTER TEST KIT measures these six parameters with scientific accuracy and provides professional results. It comes with four glass test tubes, a holding tray, test tube rack and computer calibrated, laminated color card. Just fill the test tubes, add the test drops and compare results to the color card. Then follow the recommendations on the card if action is required. With API Aquarium products, it’s easy to keep a beautiful saltwater, freshwater or reef aquarium. For over 50 years, API has been creating innovative, research-driven solutions that make it easier to care for your fish and aquarium. API Aquarium Treatment Supplies are designed to work in conjunction with each other to provide best results to control algae, promote healthy bacterial growth and help control and cure fish diseases and conditions such as ich and fin rot. They work to provide a safe, hospitable environment for fish such as tropical community fish, cichlids, goldfish and more. With API, you can spend more time admiring your fish, and less time scrubbing your tank. Make sure to use all products as directed in order to ensure the best results.
Maintaining good water quality is the key to successful fishkeeping. With the API Freshwater Master Test Kit you can test the most important levels in your freshwater aquarium. Plus, this kit includes step-by-step instructions on how to perform each test, how to interpret the results, and how to correct unsafe water conditions.
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I decided to buy this kit so I can do tests every two days, as I read that it is more accurate and inexpensive than using strips. Overall, I am very happy with it. Every test I do takes just a few drops. The manufacturer claims 800+ tests, but be careful that is the total number (adding all the different tests together). If you look at just one type of test, like nitrate, the one that requires the most drops, you will be able to do 50-60 tests (as another reviewer has calculated). Most of the tests are very easy to do, with the exception of nitrate, that requires shaking the bottle for 30 seconds and the water sample for 1 minute, and it is somehow tiring. I found running all the tests took me around 10 minutes. I have taken a video so you can get an idea of the "effort involved".
Overall, I am very happy with this kit. Over the last few days I have seen the ammonia climbing, then nitrite and now nitrate, so I can perfectly understand what is going on in my tank!
If you keep freshwater fish, you will need this test kit. It contains all the must know tests to ensure your water quality is up to par for your tropical fish. The importance of a kit like this really shines while you are cycling a tank and it's critical you know how the cycle is progressing. A liquid test kit like this one is far more accurate than using strips, and is cheaper in the long run.
A brand new aquarium will experience what is called a cycle. Fish produce waste in the form of Ammonia, which is pretty toxic to the fish and has long term health effects, and possibly death. Bacteria that naturally exists everywhere in the air will enter the tank and feed off the ammonia. The bacteria produce Nitrite as a waste and unfortunately this is even more toxic to fish than the original ammonia was. However, again, there is a natural bacteria in the air that will enter the tank and consume the Nitrite, and in the process produce Nitrate (with an a). Nitrate, again, is toxic to fish but they can tolerate it far better than ammonia or nitrite.
A tank is fully cycled when both Ammonia and Nitrite (with an i) are 0 ppm and you have some reading of Nitrate (with an a).
And this is why this test kit comes in handy, it contains tests for Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, pH, and high range pH. You'll likely only use one or the other for pH depending on what your tap water is (acidic or basic).
All of the tests are easy to perform, and the kit comes with 4 test tubes allowing you to perform all of the needed tests at once. A word of caution, follow the directions closely for the Nitrate test, it requires you to shake the #2 reagent bottle for a period of time. This is essential for an accurate reading.
CAUTION: If you use a water conditioner that will also detoxify ammonia (for example Seachem Prime), this test kit will still show an Ammonia reading. This is because the conditioner converts the Ammonia to Ammonium, a chemical that still contains the Ammonia but in a non-toxic form to fish.
The kit is easy enough to use if you follow directions, but it takes a while to do them all. If you're using all the tests it may take you 15 minutes.
The nitrogen cycle produces ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate in your aquarium and this kit has tests for those. Once your aquarium has good biological filtration, those will be zero and you won't need to use the kit any more. But you won't know your water is OK until you test it. That's why this kit is a must have. This kit does not test for TDS, GH, or KH.
The pH measurement, though, is very hard to interpret. There is a "pH" measurement solution that measures up to ph 7.6 and a "high pH" measurement solution that measures from pH 7.4 and up. I think my water is in a very awkward in between range. The "pH" measurement gives me reading of pH 7.6, which is the top of the "pH" scale. It's therefore not clear if my water possibly higher than pH 7.6. The "high pH" test on the same water is difficult to interpret and may be from 7.4-7.8. So I have a wider pH range than I'd like. The colors on the "high pH" test are just really weirdly done and tough to interpret.
Months ago, the ammonia test had some precipitate around the bottle and it was difficult to get solution to come out. I washed the outside with hot water and removed most of the salts and it started dripping out again.
dispenser which makes it much easier to both get water from the tank for testing,and for adding PH Up,or PH Down to the water for adjustment.While it would have made good sense to just get the cheaper version with about 6 test pads on it,I have a habit of "over-gunning" things......
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