Ammonium ( NH 3 ) and ammonia ( NH 3 ) are chemical compounds
Ammonium (NH3) is converted to very toxic ammonia (NH3) by high pH values and higher temperatures (as are present in seawater aquarium). Ammonia is a chemical compound of nitrogen and hydrogen and is produced by the decomposition of dead plants, dead animals and animal excrements.
Too high an ammonia concentration can be reduced by effective nitrification (eg with starter bacteria) and by regular water changes. Suddenly occurring elevated ammonia concentrations (eg by demaged animals) should be compensated immediately with a generous water change.
Ammonia is very toxic for all living things in the aquarium and should therefore be measured regularly. The GIESEMANN NH3 test determines the total ammonium, ie the sum of ammonium (NH4) and ammonia (NH3). This test was developed especially for seawater aquariums, ie for salt water
The value for the total ammonium should be below 0.2 mg / l in the aquarium.
The GIESEMANN professional NH3 test
- Very accurate colorimetric test
- High quality color card
- Accuracy 0.5 mg / l
- Measuring range 0 - 5.0 mg / l
- Very well recognizable color
- Sufficient for 40 measurements
- Detailed instructions for use
- color chart
- Reaction vessel with lid
- Dosing syringe 6 ml
- NH3 - 1 reaction solution
- NH3 - 2 Reaction solution
- NH3 - 3 reaction solution