Quickly & accurately measures the level of ammonia in pond water, reading levels from 0 ppm to 8 ppm (mg/L). Makes up to 130 tests. Determines the level of toxic ammonia in both new & established ponds. Ammonia is continuously produced from fish waste & urine, uneaten fish food & decaying plants & dead insects.
This kit contains: 2 liquid dropper bottles with child-resistant safety caps, 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 130 Tests
- Freshwater or Saltwater
- Ammonia ranges of 0 ppm to 8 ppm (mg/L)
- Test for Ammonia NH3/NH4+
- Type of test: Liquid
- Monitor pH to prevent fish loss
Q: How often should I test for ammonia?
A: Regular testing is necessary to make sure the ammonia level is safe. Pond water should be tested for ammonia 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).
The ammonia level should always be zero once the biological filter is established.
Q: My fish are healthy and the ammonia test always shows zero ammonia. Why should I keep testing?
A: 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 ammonia test is a diagnostic tool that indicates proper care is being given to the fish. If the test kit always shows zero ammonia it means you are properly caring for your fish.
Q: Initially my pond had no ammonia. After a week the ammonia level began to rise. Why?
A: 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 it was detectable on the test kit.
Q: Can the ammonia test kit be used with ammonia removers? A: Yes.
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 toxic to fish. Chronic exposure to low levels of ammonia will damage the gill tissue. This prevents normal gas exchange across the gills. Fish will become weak and susceptible to a variety of diseases. High levels of ammonia will result in rapid fish loss.
It is impossible to see or smell ammonia in pond water. The only way to know if ammonia is present in the pond is with an ammonia test kit. Use the Pond Care Liquid Ammonia Test Kit to accurately measure the ammonia level in ponds and water gardens.
Compatibility: The Pond Care® Liquid Ammonia Test Kit can be used to test ammonia in ponds and water gardens. The Liquid Ammonia test Kit is compatible with “ammonia removing” products.