Quickly & accurately measures the level of nitrite in pond water, reading levels
from 0 ppm to 5 ppm. Makes 180 tests. Determines the level of nitrite, a toxic
chemical produced when nitrifying bacteria break down ammonia in pond water.
High nitrite levels may cause pond fish to suffocate & die.
producted in the aquarium or pond by fish waste and uneaten fish food. Low
levels of nitrite inhibit respiration and suppress the immune system; high
levels cause suffocation and fish death.
This kit contains: liquid dropper botle with child-resistant safety cap,
easy to read instructions with information on how to test and how to correct
unsafe water conditions, color chart and glass test tube with snap-tight cap.
- Fast - Easy - Accurate
- Up to 180 Tests
- Freshwater or Saltwater
- 0 ppm to 5 ppm (mg/L)
- Test for Nitrite NO2
- Type of test: Liquid
- Monitor Nitrite to prevent fish loss
How often should I test for nitrite?
is necessary to make sure the ammonia level is safe. Pond water should be tested
for nitrite every other day when the pond is first set up, and once a week after
the biological filter has been established (in about 4 to 6 weeks). Ammonia
levels will first rise then nitrite will begin to rise as the biological
develops. The nitrite level should always be zero once the biological filter is
Initially my pond had no nitrite. After a few weeks the nitrite level began to
The fish began
releasing ammonia into the water as soon as they were added to the pond. As you
began feeding the fish they produced more ammonia. Until the biological filter
begins to develop no nitrite will be detected. Once the bacteria begin
converting ammonia to nitrite it will be detectable on the test kit.
My fish are healthy and the nitrite test always shows zero. Why should I keep
When a dental
examination shows healthy teeth and no cavities it indicates good hygiene. It is
much the same with ammonia in the pond. The nitrite test is a diagnostic tool
that indicates proper care is being given to the fish. If the test kit always
shows zero nitrite it means you are properly caring for your fish.
My water garden has been set up for over five years and never had a nitrite
problem. Now the nitrite test kit indicates an ammonia problem. Why?
several possible reasons for a nitrite surge in an established pond. br>
and goldfish grow every year. Each year they consume more food and release more
ammonia than the year before. It may be that the number and size of the fish is
too great for the pond’s ecosystem.
Check the pH. If the pH drops to
around 6.0 the nitrifying bacteria will be inhibited. This will result in an
increase in ammonia and/or nitrite.
Over-feeding a properly stocked pond
will certainly cause a nitrite problem.
MMake sure the filtration system
is clean and running properly. A dirty filter can become anaerobic and release
ammonia and nitrite into the pond.
Technical Reference Guide:
Purpose And Benefits:
Koi and goldfish excrete ammonia from their
gills. Urine and solid fish waste breakdown into ammonia. Decaying plants
and algae also release ammonia into the pond. Uneaten fish food will also
decompose and release ammonia into the pond. Ammonia is converted to nitrite
by nitrifying bacteria in (biological filtration). Nitrite is very toxic to
fish. Nitrite is absorbed by the fish Once in the bloodstream nitrite binds
to hemoglobin and prevents the blood from carrying oxygen. This prevents
normal gas exchange across the gills. Fish will become weak and susceptible
to a variety of diseases. Eventually fish will die from oxygen starvation.
It is impossible to see or smell nitrite in pond water. The only way to
know if ammonia is present in the pond is with a nitrite test kit. Use the
Pond Care Liquid Nitrite Test Kit to accurately measure the nitrite level in
ponds and water gardens.
Directions For Use:
Read thoroughly before testing. Do not
allow test solutions to get into the pond.
To remove childproof safety
cap: With one hand, push red tab left with thumb while unscrewing cap with
1. Fill a clean test tube with 5 ml of water to be tested
(to the line on the tube).
2. Add 5 drops of Nitrite Test Solution,
holding dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical position to
assure uniformity of drops added to the water sample.
3. Cap the test
tube and shake the tube for 5 seconds. Do not hold finger over the open end
of the tube, as this may affect test results.
4. Wait five minutes
for the color to develop.
5. Read the test results by matching the
color of the solution against those on the Nitrite Test Color Chart. The
tube should be viewed against the white area beside the color chart. Color
comparisons are best made in a well-lit area. The closest match indicates
the ppm (mg/L) of nitrite in the water sample. Rinse the test tube with
clean water after each use.
CAUTION: Causes burns. Harmful if swallowed.
Contains hydrochloric acid.
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. If on skin, flush with water for 15
minutes. If in eyes, hold lids open and flush with water for 15 minutes.
Remove contact lens, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue
rinsing. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Call a physician immediately.
FIRST AID: Give large amounts of water or milk of magnesia. Wash thoroughly
after handling. Keep out of the reach of children.
The Pond Care® Liquid Nitrite Test
Kit can be used to test nitrite in ponds and water gardens.