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Salifert Nitrate Test Kit

Salifert Nitrate Test Kit

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Salifert Nitrate Test Kit Information


Product Manuals & Documentation

Nitrate Profi-Test
  • When there are insufficient areas of a tank which are deprived of oxygen (anaerobic zones) or denitrification is not taking place properly, nitrate will build up. This can also happen in an aquarium where the biological loading on the system is causing an imbalance e.g. if there is excessive livestock for the aquarium volume or over feeding is occurring.
  • The build up of nitrate can result in unwanted algae growth and the slowing down of coral growth.
  • The nitrate concentration in a reef aquarium should be lower than 1 mg/L, although fish only aquariums would usually have a higher concentration.
  • Just as with nitrite, many nitrate test kits are prone to amine interference which can make the levels of nitrate appear much lower than they actually are.
  • The Salifert test kit does not suffer from such interference and gives accurate and quick results with a total testing time of less than 3 minutes.
  • The test kit’s range goes from a very low to a very high nitrate concentration (approx. 0.2 - 100 mg/L as total nitrate).
  • Sufficient for 50 tests.
This test offers two ranges:
Low range: 0.2 - 10 mg/L (ppm) as nitrate.
Medium range: 2 - 100 mg/L (ppm) as nitrate.

Clean test vial and scoop after use. Store this kit in a dry place.

Warning!

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.


Specifications

Low range: 0.2 - 10 mg/L (ppm) as nitrate.
Medium range: 2 - 100 mg/L (ppm) as nitrate.

Procedure for both ranges:

  1. Fill test vial with 1mL of water.
  2. Add 1 level scoop of NO3-1 powder (compress this powder against the inner side of the powder container).
  3. Add 1 level scoop of NO3-2 powder and swirl gently (do NOT shake) for 30 seconds.
  4. Let it stand for 3 minutes.
  5. Color comparison:

    Medium Range:

    Place the test vial on the white part of the color chart and compare colors looking from the TOP. Use diffuse daylight when comparing colors.

    If the color corresponds to a value lower than 10mg/L nitrate then it might be better to compare colors as shown for the low range (see below).

    Low Range:

    If the medium range color comparison procedure gave a reading lower than 10mg/L then you can use the low range prodecure. This will increase the accuracy.

    The color for the low range procedure has to be compared by looking through the SIDE of the test vial.

    The white part of the color chart has to be held firmly against the opposite side of the test vial. Use diffuse daylight when comparing colors.

    The color is, by looking through the side, amplified by approximately 10 fold. For this reason you have to divide the color chart values by 10. For example 2 will become 0.2 and 50 will become 5.


 



Manufacturer Info

Salifert
Salifert is a Holland base company that produces top of the line test kits as well as tank additives and foods for marine and reef aquariums.

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Posted: 5/11/2014 from MIAMI BEACH, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Money well spent. This doesn't cost much, is accurate and is vital if you have a reef tank. I find this Salifert test kit to be one of the best at accuracy. It's simple to use and you know your nitrate levels within 5 minutes. Definitely a good test kit to pick up.


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Posted: 10/6/2013 from PITTSBURGH, PA UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Consistently measures 100 ppm no matter what I do. I run a large protein skimmer and my corals look great. Based on the test readings I performed several large water changes - and nothing happened - still 100 ppm. The only phone number that is listed is in Denmark (?) so there is no place to call and complain. Will never buy again.


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Easy, accurate

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Posted: 9/19/2013 from Pompano Beach, FL UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Easy to use, and tells you what you need to know... Can't go wrong with Salifert.


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Posted: 3/30/2012 from Nipomo, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: This was a quick and easy method for evaluating nitrate removal by various processes without having to have official results for the elimination phase of this work.


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Posted: 10/21/2011 from BAY CITY, MI UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Hands down, the best testing kits on the Market. Easy to use, easy to read, shows distinct differences on the chart which is easy to understand. Have used API and Red Sea test kits previously, Salifert is in a league all their own.


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Posted: 4/28/2011 from READING, PA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Im done trying to save a buck on reef supplies.My old test would vary 10-20 ppm.The Salifert is very accurate.


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accurate and simple!

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Posted: 1/23/2011 from Torrington, CT
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: amazing test kit, super easy to use and clear and accurate results, a definite must have.


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Posted: 10/9/2010 from WALTHAM, MA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
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Comments: Best product around, have never, will never use anything but.


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Posted: 8/11/2009 from FAIR LAWN, NJ UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: What a waste of money!!! I was recently using an API Nitrate test kit and it always came up at 0 ppm. I decided to try the Salifert kits because of it positive reviews and also to test the accuracy of the API test kit. The day before the test I did a 15% water change just to replenish some trace elements. The very next day I received the Salifert Nitrate test kit found it very simple to use. But when tested my water it read at 100 ppm nitrate. IMPOSSIBLE!!! I am currently running a very large AquaC skimmer with 2 chemical reactors (1 with carbon and the other with RowaPhos). I am also running a UV sterilizer and a refugium with caulerpa. I think the best test is that all my corals are flourishing and growing. I'm going to take a sample to my LFS and have them test it for me.


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Posted: 3/2/2009 from MONTEREY PARK, CA UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This SALIFERT NITRATE TEST KIT is the best, before I used test kit API its was bad and make me crazy no matter what i did my nitrate alway 60ppm, then I call MARINE DEPOT talk to GORGE he's sale-man, he recommend me to use SALIFERT TEST KIT, I got 1 (one) from him then I test my water NITRATE in my tank only 20ppm instead 60ppm. YES I REALY REALY RECOMMEND THIS TEST KIT TO ANY ONE HAVE HOBBY IN SALY WATER AQUARIUM.


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