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NT Labs Water test Kits


Nitrate – What is Nitrate?

Nitrate is produced by the beneficial bacteria in the pond filters as they break down the fish’s toxic waste products(ammonia and nitrite). Nitrate is not toxic to pond fish, but excessively high levels can affect their reproduction.

Why test for Nitrate?

Nitrate is a plant nutrient. The more nitrate is present the greater the potential for plant growth. If insufficient plants are present then algae will begin to dominate in the pond. Ponds with high levels of nitrate frequently have problems with algae and blanket weed.

What is the correct Nitrate level in my pond?

The level of nitrate in your pond depends on the nitrate level of the tap water (or spring water etc) feeding into the pond, the number of fish and the amount of food fed. High nitrate levels will lead to algal growth. A nitrate level of zero is ideal and implies a ba1ance between waste produced by the fish and nutrients taken up by the plant life. Remember that this plant life does include algae.

What do I do id the Nitrate level is wrong?

Maintenance of a zero level of nitrate in a pond is extremely difficult. Most domestic water supplies have a low level of nitrate. The key to maintenance of low nitrates is regular water changes to dilute the build up of nitrate. Also, increasing the higher plant life in the pond to use up the nitrate. This will lower the amount of nitrate available to algae.

 

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NTLAB-NTT-326   NT Labs Nitrate Test Kit  (30 Tests) £5.55 + 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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