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Elos Aqua Test Kit - Nitrite

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ELOS AQUA TEST KIT- NITRITE

The activity of the bio-filter in the aquarium system can be divided by mineralization and nitrification. The product of the mineralization process is ammonia and organic acids. The next step of decomposition is the oxidation (nitrification) of ammonia and ammonium to Nitrite (NO2). Nitrite has a toxic effect on fish because it oxidizes hemoglobin to methemoglobin. While hemoglobin is responsible for the transport of oxygen, methemoglobin lacks this ability! Nitrite concentrations higher than 0.05mg/L (ppm) of NO2 are not acceptable keeping aquarium fishes. For these reasons, the periodical analytical evaluation of nitrite in the aquarium water should be considered, especially during the aquarium set-up and periodically to avoid the activity loss of the bio-filter system.

ELOS AquaTest NO2, as well as all the other colorimetric test kit of this line, grant very high precision thanks to several procedures like the use of “RealColor” technology, an accurate system to calibrate the color chart compared to the reagents; the validation of each reagent with NIST (National Institute of Standard and Technology) certified samples and the careful stock management to supply to our customers ONLY the freshest production batch.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Easy reading: “RealColor” technology.
  • High precision: thanks to the use of calibrated droppers
  • NIST validation: each batch of elos reagents is validated using NIST(National Instituteof Standardand Technology) samples
  • "Safereagents": reagents and testing procedures are based on Low Risk Reagents. None of our test kits are based on Toxic Reagents.



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    Elos Aqua Test Kit - Nitrite

    Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

    Manufacturer Info

    ELOS: the ultimate supplements and equipments for marine and planted aquariums.

    Elos is an aquaristik company that is exclusively dedicated towards the development, production, and marketing of specialised, high quality products for the aquarium market.

    We apply the latest advances in marine and fresh water sciences into our manufacturing and products. We are environmentally responsible as well as respectful of the key ethic rules on employment and production. Almost all our products are made in Italy, through few, well trained Internal Employee with the help of key external suppliers, Universities and Research Centres.

    Our commitment is to invest in the future, we take great care of details and innovations but beside this we also take care of our traditions. We apply modern process, but we also use traditional techniques, employing local craftsmen for the production.

    We take great care in designing our products, and packs to simplify their use making them pleasant to see and to touch. From the first contact with our products you will immediately perceive the care to produce them and the great attention toward each single detail.

    For all this we invite you, by heart, to try our products. Join your passion with us, use our products and make the best out of them and, we are sure, You will experience the delight of creating your personal, unique underwater world in a beauty you have never seen before.

    Jim from Massachusetts

    02/24/2009

    Experience Level: Intermediate

    good kit

    Very simple to use. Colors are easy to distinguish and the range of values goes from low to high with plenty of intermediate values: 0, 0.02, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1, and 2. Just make sure to read the color looking straight down into the test tube and hold the tube about 1/2 inch above the card.

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    JHEYMAN from

    04/23/2008

    Experience Level: Intermediate

    Elos Nitrate Test Kit

    Nice product. Good quality with easy to read color change. Instructions could be a little clearer though.

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