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NT Labs Water test Kits


Ammonia – What is Ammonia…..

Ammonia is basically caused by excretions from your fish as a waste product, it can also be caused by overfeeding and rotting material likely to cause ammonia gases. Ammonia  is extremely toxic to the inhabitants of your pond, but normally it is broken down into less toxic nitrite by the beneficial bacteria in your pond filtration system.

Why test for Ammonia…..

Any ammonia present in your pond water is very likely to cause health problems for your fish, the more concentrated the ammonia then the bigger the problem….toxic ammonia can build up in ponds where there are insufficient beneficial filter bacteria to cope with the total waste from all the fish in the pond. This can arise in a new pond and also when any new fish are added to the pond. A problem can also arise when the filter bacteria have been disrupted. This can happen for several reasons….filter cleaning…mis-dosing of pond medication in certain circumstances….over feeding….

What is the correct ammonia level…

Although the most sought after level is zero, it is possible if you tested your pond every day (which is not practical nor would we recommend) there can be a small reading…this can be caused by feeding the day before or right down to temperature, but you have to be sensible…..the optimum ofcourse is zero PPM.

What to do if the Ammonia level is wrong….

If a level of 0.2mg/l PPM is recorded for no explanation then add a good quality filter booster. If a level above this is recorded then a substantial water change is essential. We would recommend that you change 25% of your pond volume…..for 0.5 – 1.0mg/l PPM ammonia and 50% to 75% for ammonia above this. Zeolite can be added as this will act as an absorbent in your pond filtration. It would then be advisable to check the other vital water parameters, especially Oxygen, pH an Nitrite…..

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NTLAB-NTT-322   NT Labs Ammonia Test Kit  (40 Tests) £6.70 + Vat Order


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A Very handy 'Digital' Thermometer which simply hangs on the side of the tank or pond - it has a probe which then just hangs in the water for an accurate reading. 
 
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THE-425 Digital Thermometer £8.93 + Vat Order
 

   

Larger Digital Thermometer - very easy to read and provides temperatures both Inside and Outside - this superb thermometer has a waterproof probe of course that simply hangs into the water of the pond or the tank .. 

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THE-427 Digital Thermometer In/Out £14.70 + Vat Order

 



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