Ammonium ( NH 3 ) and ammonia ( NH3 ) are chemical compounds
Ammonium (NH3) is converted into very toxic ammonia (NH3) by high pH values and higher temperatures (such as those found in saltwater aquariums). Ammonia is a chemical compound of nitrogen and hydrogen and is produced by the decomposition of dead plants, dead animals and animal excrement.
Excessive ammonia concentration can be reduced by effective nitrification (eg with starter bacteria) and by regular water changes. Sudden increases in ammonia levels (eg from dead animals) should be corrected immediately with a generous change of water.
Ammonia is very toxic to 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 aquaristics, 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 precise colorimetric test
- high quality color chart
- Accuracy 0.5 mg / l
- Measuring range 0-5.0 mg / l
- Very well recognizable color change
- 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