- Batch validated by NIST* for the most accurate KH readout!
- Real Color Technology with calibrated color chart for accuracy
- Calibrated Droppers - Every drop is exactly the same size!
- Safe Non-toxic Lab Quality Reagents
- Easy to Use
- 50+ tests per kit
- Maximum acceptable NO2 levels: 0.02 mg/l (0.00mg/l is optimal)
- Made In Italy
Nitrite Water Analysis for Fresh Water or Marine Aquariums
Biological filtration is a method that uses naturally occurring nitrifying bacteria to detoxify nitrogenous wastes. One type of bacteria (Nitrosomonas spp.) converts ammonia to nitrite while another naturally occurring bacteria (Nitrobacter spp.) converts the nitrite into a far less harmful form of nitrogen waste: nitrate. Nitrite is a strongly toxic intermediate stage for fish and invertebrates. As its level increases, the function of haemoglobin necessary for the transport of oxygen in fishes' blood gets blocked. Lethal concentrations cause chronic stress lowering fish's resistance to parasite and bacteria attacks, reducing food intake and growth, and can result in death. Apart from that it causes damage to fishes' natural barriers and can stimulate cancer in the digestive system. Nitrite levels in excess of 0.1 mg/L are considered dangerous to many ornamental fish as well as invertebrates for which, levels higher than 0.05 mg/lt are already unacceptable. If bacterial oxidation process is impeded; for example by new filter material, this can lead to harmful rise in the nitrite ion concentration. For this reason, regular use of a nitrite test kit is an absolute requirement.
The NO2 Test kit from ELOS, especially developed for fresh water and sea water aquarium, allows the determination of the Nitrite level with the help of a finely tuned colour scale which shows a range of 0-2 mg/Lt
Calibrated Droppers - every drop administered is exactly the same size. You can do 1, 2, 3, 4x the test and the result will be always the same! Each predefined drop will produce 0.03 ml each of regent.
NIST (National Institute of Standard and Technology) certified batch Tested - Samples of each batch produced is sent out to NIST to validate the test reagents for accuracy and consistency.*
Expiration dates, batch and lot numbers in every kit and every reagent - Careful batch management and proper storage within a stable environment results in full life of the test kit.
Packaging, instructions and reagents are clearly labelled - Written and illustrated instructions along with professionally calibrated color charts, makes every elos test kit easy to understand and use.
Marine Aquarium* a sample of each batch of regents is sent to NIST (National Institute of Standard and Technology) a independent seawater lab for accuracy.
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About ELOS Water Analysis Kits
In order to maintain good water quality, a range of test kits that offer accuracy, consistency and support, is an integral part of a successful aquarium. ELOS AquaTest Kits are designed, manufactured and tested, to standards that are unparalleled in this industry. All ELOS AquaTest kits provide the following:
Calibrated droppers: our bottles are designed to provide a consistent drop size, which is a key element in testing - regardless of who is squeezing the bottle the drop remains consistent. Many less expensive brands will rely on the cheapest possible bottles, syringes and tips that can easily skew the test results.
While all chemicals should be considered dangerous and handled accordingly, ELOS uses the highest quality reagents that are non-toxic. All ELOS boxes, instructions and reagents are clearly labelled along with childproof packaging - that amazingly is not found in some of our competitors who base their kits largely on toxic chemicals! Of course, it is more costly to use such a high grade of reagents, use proper packaging and labels, but we feel it is necessary. In some kits you will even notice a raised label for people who are vision impaired.
Validation of each Reagent batch: using NIST (National Institute of Standard and Technology) certified samples. While some may claim to use, ‘lab quality components’ in their kits, ELOS validates each batch of reagents using these NIST certified samples.
Careful batch management: all chemical test kits are susceptible to damage from extreme temperatures. ELOS carefully ships and stores our test kits before they ship to the retailer or final customer. This is a vital step that often is neglected.
Written and illustrated instructions along with professionally calibrated colour charts (when needed) make it easy for beginners through to experts, to use the kit correctly. Expiration dates, batch and lot numbers in every kit and every reagent, allow us to carefully track - and when needed - assist customers with questions about their kit.
When purchasing your next kit compare the elos track record of reliability, consistency and support, with any other test kit range on the market, and you will see that no test kit company compares. The ELOS Aqua Test Kit range is truly, ‘a lab quality kit designed for the hobbyist’.