Ammonia Test Strips (100 Count)

Ammonia Test Strips (100 Count)

Ammonia Test Strips (100 Count)

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Fritz Ammonia Test Strips are a fast and efficient way to accurately measure the total ammonia (NH3 and NH4+) levels from 0 to 8 ppm in both fresh and saltwater systems, making it useful for any aquarium environment.

Ammonia is one of the most important parameters to monitor in aquariums because any amount can be toxic to livestock if it is not addressed right away. Ammonia is commonly elevated in new tanks while establishing the beneficial biological filter. High ammonia can also be present in established aquariums from lack of maintenance, overstocking, or when the bio filter has been interrupted by medication. Ammonia can reach lethal levels very rapidly, and should be tested immediately in the case of fish illness or death. Monitor ammonia levels closely when using any medications or treatments. 

The ammonia level in any tank should ideally always be at 0 ppm. Symptoms for acute and chronic ammonia poisoning include: heavy breathing and gasping at surface; clamped fins; discoloration; increased occurrence of disease; death.

 

Directions & Dosage

  1. Dip the test strip in and out of the water 30 times
  2. Remove the test strip from the water with the test pad facing up
  3. Immediately compare the strip against the color chart
  4. Colors will continue to change, so it is critical that they are read immediately

Corrective actions:

Up to 0.5 ppm - reduce feeding, remove excess detritus and debris, add all-in-one filter media MaxOut or MaxOut Pro to reduce organics. Detoxify ammonia with Fritz ACCR or Fritz Complete. Add FritzZyme nitrifying bacteria.

0.5 to 1 ppm - temporarily stop feeding, perform a partial water change, add all-in-one filter media MaxOut or MaxOut Pro to reduce organics. Detoxify ammonia with Fritz ACCR or Fritz Complete. Add FritzZyme nitrifying bacteria.

1 to 2 ppm - Perform a significant water change (approx. 50%) and follow above steps.

2+ ppm - Perform a significant water change (75% or more) and follow above steps. Consult an expert to find the cause of the imbalance if the problem persists

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