Salifert Ammonia-Test

Art.Nr. 52-006-30477

Titration test for the determination of ammonium and ammonia in seawater.
The Salifert Ammonium-Test is a simple and easy to use titration test.

Information about the water test:

  • Measuring range: 0 - 2 mg/l ammonium/ammonia
  • grading: 0, 0.15, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 1,5 and 2 mg/l
  • sufficient for 50 tests

Manual, cuvette and dosing syringe included.

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Where does the ammonium/ammonia in my aquarium come from?
Nitrogen (N2) is a fundamental component of many biomolecules and occurs, for example, in proteins and amino acids. Whether dry or frozen food, algae or fish - nitrogen is found in abundance in all of them.

If food is now added to the aquarium or an organism dies, the N-compounds it contains are decomposed and the excess nitrogen is released into the environment in the form of ammonia (NH3), ammonium (NH4+), urea (CH4N2O) or uric acid (C5H4N4O3). These are therefore the preliminary end products or waste materials that cannot be further utilized by some organisms.

Why is the determination of ammonium/ammonia important?
While corals actually prefer ammonium as a source of nitrogen, ammonia will be toxic to almost all organisms in your reef aquarium. The ratio of ammonium to ammonia depends on pH and can be precisely determined by using tables. Ideally, no ammonium/ammonia should be detectable in your aquarium, because in established systems bacteria ensure a rapid conversion via nitrite to the non-toxic nitrate (= nitrogen cycle). The determination of ammonium/ammonia is therefore particularly important when starting a new aquarium or filter and helps you to find the right time for adding crabs, fish & Co.


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