- Batch validated by NIST* for the most accurate KH readout!
- Real Color Technology with calibrated color chart for accuracy
- Very Low range (1 mg/l.) ideal for Reef aquariums
- Calibrated Droppers - Every drop is exactly the same size!
- Safe Non-toxic Lab Quality Reagents
- Easy to Use
- 50+ tests per kit
- Maximum Acceptable NO3 levels: 20 mg/l. (Marine, fish only) 5-10mg/l. (Marine, Reef) 20mg/l (Freshwater)
- Made In Italy
Nitrate 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. Nitrate is the final stage of the nitrify. Many invertebrates, unlike fish, are not tolerable to high nitrate concentrations. As a result, it is extremely important to make sure that nitrate levels do not reach high levels. In freshwater aquaria the optimal level of Nitrate should be below 20 mg/lt. Values of over 75 mg/lt should be avoided at all costs. In marine aquarium their level should not exceed 20 mg/l. A level of 5-10 mg/lt is the maximum for reef aquariums.
The NO3 reagent from ELOS, especially developed for fresh water and sea water aquarium, allows the determination of the Nitrate level with the help of a finely tuned colour scale which shows a range of 5 – 75 mg/Lt
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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’.