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Salifert Ammonia Test Kit


Item #: SF1111

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The Salifert Ammonia Test Kit measures the total amount of ammonia and ammonium quickly and accurately.

Ammonia and ammonium in an established aquarium should be rapidly converted by aerobic nitrification into nitrite, then into nitrate, and finally into nitrogen gas. If this does not happen then either the aquarium is not fully matured or there is a problem with the tank`s biological system, which can be caused by an excessive biological loading being placed on the system.  This can cause problems in the aquarium and can be potentially fatal for inhabitants if not addressed, which is why testing these parameters is highly suggested.


  • Sufficient for up to 50 tests and can detect 0.5 ppm of total ammonia easily.

Manufacturer information

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.

4 Stars


Reviewed on
March 07, 2021

Yes, I would recommend this.

Spot on testing results.

Pros: Great viewing card

Cons: None

I’ve been using the salifert ammonia test kit to test my water parameters during cycling. It’s working perfectly.

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Reviewed on
June 18, 2017

Yes, I would recommend this.

Salifert ammona test kit

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: A little hard to compare to color chart

Very easy to use with clear instructions.

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mr. bob

Reviewed on
November 06, 2015

No, I would not recommend this.

Received a bad test kit

Bought this test kit for my very first reef tank to make sure it was cycling properly. I gave a fishless cycle a try and not knowing what to expect, my ammonia levels weren't reading high enough to be in the 4ppm range to start a new tank (ideal bacteria growth parameter) so I added more and waited. Levels still were too low where it would take a long time to grow a bacteria colony so I added more ammonia. This went on for some time with no initial increase above 1.5ppm. Then I threw a shrimp in and watched it break down. Still 1.5ppm. Finally tested nitrites to see if I had made any progress. I got a read which made me realize the ammonia levels must be dropping. I got a 2nd test kit of a different brand and my ammonia levels were off the charts. Wanting to continue the cycle but get down into the ideal ammonia levels for aerobic bacteria growth, I did partial water changes instead of a full change. Five 50% water changes later I was down to 4ppm ammonia. Thank goodness I started with dry rock and some bacteria cultures instead of live rock (I later added live sand which cycled the tank very fast without adding unwanted critters or corals). Tank finally cycled after 3 months of waiting. I've read good reviews for this brand so my defective test kit was likely one of the few. Bottom line, get 2 different brands of test kits, especially when you're starting out.

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larry denmark

Reviewed on
November 22, 2014

Yes, I would recommend this.

Easy & Accurate

Typical of Salifert test kits. They are easy to use and give accurate, repeatable results. I also have their Nitrate, Phosphorus, pH, Calcium and Alkalinity test kits. 5 stars to each.

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jon norris

Reviewed on
July 12, 2014

Yes, I would recommend this.

Just ok

You need to have multiple test kits as they all read different levels. Salifert is decent and the color card is not terrible to decipher. It will however read ammonium and ammonia ions that may be breaking down by your bacteria. For the price its decent but always have a backup to double check your numbers.

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larrie eldred

Reviewed on
November 03, 2012

Yes, I would recommend this.

salifert ammonia test kit

Although expensive we really like it.W e use additives that throw other test kit off but the Salifert is the one we trust the most.We work with fry so accuracy is most important.Kit is also very easy too use.007fish

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don gilgan

Reviewed on
June 10, 2012

Yes, I would recommend this.


Very accurate, easy to use.

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frank lobasso

Reviewed on
September 06, 2011

Yes, I would recommend this.

Better than API

I purchased this kit because I suspected my API kit was giving false readings. Using the Salifert kit my ammonia reading was 0 (correct) while the API kit read 1.0! I will not waste my money on API again and will continue to purchase Salifert kits!

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tim olson

Reviewed on
March 24, 2011

Yes, I would recommend this.

Seems accurate

I've been looking for any accurate ammonia test kit for a few months now and I've tried kits from various manufacturers, including API and Seachem. I'm virtually certain I have no ammonia in my water, since the fish show no signs of ammonia poisoning, they behave normally and I don't overfeed them. This kit seems to give the most accurate reading, with no ammonia showing. the Seachem kit seems to be the second-most accurate kit, with generally no ammonia showing. the API kit, though, consistently shows 0.5ppm of ammonia, while the other kits generally show zero. I'm really not certain if the Salifert kit is the most accurate, but given the test procedure it seems to have the highest probability of being accurate. I hope this helps someone ... all the best !!!

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Reviewed on
September 23, 2010

Yes, I would recommend this.

Great Product

I tried many different test kits and Salifert is the best I have used. The test are simple and the result charts are easy to read. The only downside is the price, but you pay for quality.

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