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Nitrate and Nitrite Tests

Nitrate and Nitrite Tests

Nitrate, NO3-N in your pond

Nitrate is the final product from the breakdown of ammonia released by the fish.

Nitrate is not especially harmful to freshwater fish but is a potent plant fertilizer and can contribute to the growth of unsightly and unwelcome algae, such as green water or blanketweed. Ideally, the levels of nitrate in the Koi pond should be controlled to help reduce the likelihood of these unwelcome algae blooms occurring. It is recommended that a Nitrate Test Kit is used to determine the quantity present in the pond and control the concentration through water changes.

Nitrite in your pond

As the ammonia in the water begins to reduce, the secondary break down product, nitrite will begin to increase and this is also very poisonous to fish.

Nitrite is a skin irritant and will cause the fish to display symptoms of irritability such as rubbing themselves, jumping, or even skimming across the surface of the pond. These symptoms are also commonly associated with parasites and it is sensible to eliminate nitrite as the cause before treating the pond.

Nitrite also has a rather sinister effect on the pond fishes blood, as it will bind very tightly

Microbe-Lift Nitrate and Nitrite Tests

Microbe-Lift Nitrate and Nitrite Tests

Salt & Fresh Water Use - 50 Test Strips! Water MUST be tested regularly to maintain GOOD WATER QUALITY. Helps to determine if POND is CYCLING Helps easily MONITOR fluctuating levels...
PondCare Nitrite Test Kit

PondCare Nitrite Test Kit

Liquid Nitrite Test Kit from Pond Care 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,...
Tetra Nitrate Test Kit

Tetra Nitrate Test Kit

Nitrate Test Kit - Reliable test for nitrate in fresh and saltwater aquariums & ponds. The color chart for freshwater is in PPM (0-100), the saltwater nitrate scale in PPM is (0-50). This kit...
Tetra Nitrite Test Kit

Tetra Nitrite Test Kit

Nitrite Test Kit - Reliable test for nitrite in fresh and saltwater aquariums & ponds. The color chart for freshwater is in PPM (0-100), the saltwater nitrate scale in PPM is (0-50). This kit...