Are salifert tests accurate?

When it comes to tank water test kits, some hobbyists feel their brand is the absolute best. For testing main water parameters home, we’ve found Salifert brand kits offer consistently accurate testing for alkalinity, calcium, magnesium and nitrates.

How do you use salifert ammonia test?

Directions. Add with 5ml syringe 1 ml of water in the test vial. Add 6 drops of NH3-1 (watch out caustic!) and swirl gently for 5 seconds. Add 6 drops of NH3-2 (watch out contains Mercury salts, wash hands after use, keep away from food, see additional warning under the heading WARNING).

How do you read a salifert nitrite test?

INSTRUCTIONS for usage Swirl the contents of the test tube gently for 20 seconds. Allow to stand for 3 minutes. Place the open test vial on top of the colour chart on a part of the chart which is white and compare the colours looking from the TOP. Read the corresponding nitrite content.

How do I use salifert ALK?


  1. Add with the 5 ml syringe 4 ml of water in the test vial.
  2. Shake the KH-Ind dropping bottle a few times and add 2 drops in the test vial (1 drop for the low resolution mode).
  3. Put the plastic tip firmly on the 1 ml syringe.
  4. Add dropwise with the 1 ml syringe the KH reagent to the water in the test tube.

Are Red Sea test kits accurate?

Red Sea have a wide range of high quality accurate tes kits which are easy to use. They also provide a pro range of test kits which are even more accurate at lower detections levels.

How do you use the Red Sea ammonia test kit?

Red Sea Ammonia Test – Instructions

  1. Using the syringe provided, place exactly 5 mL of the water to be tested into the glass vial.
  2. Add a leveled measuring spoon of Ammonia Reagent A, close the vial with the cap and shake for 10 seconds.

How do you test ammonia in a saltwater tank?

For Ammonia, you can also purchase Ammonia indicators which can be placed inside your aquarium glass. This test will change color if toxic level of ammonia are building up in your tank. As your aquarium progresses and you are ready to add fish and corals, you will want to test for Salinity and Temperature.

How do I lower the alkalinity in my reef tank?

You can lower the alkalinity level in the reef tank by changing a portion of water daily, adding organic acid like vinegar in the tank, and waiting for the corals to uptake the alkalinity. Make sure that you do not lower the alkalinity level too much and the pH and calcium level are stable.