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Elos Aqua Test Kit - Phosphate

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ELOS AQUA TEST KIT- PHOSPHATE

Phosphate (PO4) build up in aquariums appears to be a fairly common problem in freshwater and saltwater aquariums. They are present in most tap water supplies and are also introduced to aquarium water through fish waste, uneaten fish food, and decaying plant and invertebrate material. Hobbyists end up with rising levels of PO4, leading to the appearance of algae that start to cover the tank panes, the substrate and just about anything else in the tank. The maximum value of PO4 in an aquarium is 0.01 mg/l (ppm) for saltwater aquarium and for fresh water aquarium is 0.5 mg/l (ppm). In deeply planted aquarium the maximum level can achieve up to 1 mg/l (ppm). The periodical analytical evaluation of phosphate in the aquarium should be considered by the serious aquarium enthusiast.

ELOS AquaTest PO4, 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. Our PO4 test, allows the determination of the Phosphate down to a level of only 0.01 mg/l (ppm) Phosphate presence.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Great for most reef and freshwater aquariums.
  • Range 0.01 - 1.0ppm
  • Color Scale (ppm): 0.00, 0.05, 0.01, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1.0
  • 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 Institute of Standard and Technology) samples
  • "Safe reagents": reagents and testing procedures are based on Low Risk Reagents. None of our test kit are based on Toxic Reagents.





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.

12 Reviews

MATTHEW DELORENZO from Wilmington, NY UNITED STATES

07/25/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

Pretty easy

The test kit is very very easy to use, my only complaint is that the color chart can be a little hard to read to get more accurate test results. But I'm not sure there is a way around this. I would definitely buy it again.

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coraltopia from Santa Monica, CA UNITED STATES

05/20/2012

Experience Level: Expert

Much better than average

The typical problem with these kits is the difficulty of matching the color through the tube and the paper. This kit keeps that tradition, but it was easier for me to read than most comparable kits. If you're looking for a quality testing kit with simple directions and quality of use - this will get you where you're going

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bp17 from

11/17/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

good kit

Some of the grays are harder to distinguish between them in the lower PO4 levels. Best kit I've used with no false readings. As with and PO4 range kit, make sure to rinse test container well after test.

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MB from ESCONDIDO, CA UNITED STATES

02/20/2009

Experience Level: Expert

Very good!

I find the kit very easy to use, fast, and accurate. The color change in the vial matches the color chart exactly. The results are not ambiguous at all. I would highly recommend this kit to a friend.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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Btc from FAIRFAX, VA UNITED STATES

12/23/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

elos/phosphate test

easy to use and greater color differential between results

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Brad from

03/22/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

Very Poor Product

This test, like the others made by Elos seem to give incorrect results, are over priced, more complicated to perform (versus API and Seachem) and the lids to the vials do not even fit properly so when they expect you to shake them for 5 full minutes, you end up with about half the water left in the vial then you started with. I am very disappointed with the Elos testing product line.

0 out of 7 found this review helpful

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GUY from SANTA ROSA, CA UNITED STATES

02/19/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

Very Easy to use

2 drops of reagent A and 2 Drops of reagent B, Mix for 2 minutes and your done. Could not be easier.

6 out of 6 found this review helpful

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RYAN LEE from DANA POINT, CA UNITED STATES

02/09/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

not the best

the middle range colors look almost identical on the supplied color chart. i found it impossible to tell the difference. it was the .25 and .5 the colors range that i use would most often. the kit does supply an accurate syring measureing device but overall not stoked with the performance.

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JOSH GROSS from MORGANTOWN, WV UNITED STATES

02/07/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

Good kit overall!

Very easy to use! However, be careful when putting the lid on the test tube, I broke mine after only a few tests.

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Paul K. from SAINT CLOUD, FL UNITED STATES

01/21/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

ELOS Phosphate Test Kit

This kit is much better than the Seachem phosphate test kit as the color chart is easier to read and compare. Very easy to use. It is a great kit for quick readings. I will purchase again in the future.

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