Aquarium Systems SeaTest 100 Nitrite Test
In aquarium and pond water, nitrite (NO2) should not be measurable. Nitrite is created during bacterial degradation of proteins and ammonia.
It is normally further processed into non-toxic nitrate. If nitrate is measurable, it is a sign that the bacterial degradation process has been disturbed.
Any concentration of 0.4 mg/l is dangerous or even fatal for fish, because nitrite blocks oxygen transport in the blood.
Make sure there is no toxic nitrite present in your aquarium water with the Aquarium Systems SeaTest Nitrite test.
Recommended ideal value: 0.0 mg / l.
For approximately 100 tests.
7-color graduated scale (0; 0.05; 0.25; 0.5; 0.75; 1; > 1 mg/l).
Suitable for fresh and salt water.
Bacteria break down food scraps, fish scraps, and other nitrogen-containing organic compounds into ammonium and, at a later stage, into toxic nitrate.
This nitrite is later converted by other beneficial bacteria, in low concentrations, into harmless nitrate.
In an aquarium or pond in good working condition, the nitrite value will be below 0.3mg/l.
Especially in the initial phase of the aquarium or pond, filter bacteria do not develop well.
Therefore, regular monitoring is essential to avoid poisoning.
Keep out of the reach of children.
test reagent for approximately 140 tests.
To check the result with an accuracy of 0.01 mg, use the Aquarium Systems NO2 test in combination with SeaTest Control.