LifeGard Aquatics 6 Way Test Strips

LifeGard Aquatics 6 Way Test Strips

The Lifegard Aquatics Lifegard 6 Way Test Strips are dipped in the aquarium water and and the resulting test strip color will show whether six critical levels are normal or at critical levels. Tests for alkalinity, pH, nitrite, nitrate, hardness and ammonia. Can be used for saltwater and freshwater tanks, and for ponds.

  • New technology (patent pending)
  • Dip & read one-step test
  • No separate vial required
  • Leak proof pop top lid
  • Desiccant liner for maximum moisture protection
  • 25 tests

Regular water testing can help maintain a healthy environment for your fish and plants. testing determines any potentially harmful conditions so you can correct them before there is any damage. The strips in this 6 in 1 kit are non-toxic, easy to use and provide fast, accurate results.

Alkalinity: Buffering capacity determines ability to maintain a constant pH in water. Ideal level for saltwater tanks is 180 to 300 ppm and 120 to 300 ppm for fresh water.

Nitrite: A waste product produced by bacteria in the biological filter as it breaks down ammonia. Nitrite levels should be kept below .5 ppm. Anything higher can be deadly to you fish. If Nitrite is detected then Ammonia is also present and should be tested separately with Pentair Aquatics Ammonia Test Strips.

Nitrate: A byproduct of nitrifying bacteria in the biological filter breaking down ammonia and nitrite. It is consumed by plants and algae as a food source, but high levels can lead to excessive algae growth and damage plants. Nitrate levels are best kept below 40 ppm.

Hardness: A measure of calcium and magnesium in the water. Most fish and plants prefer a hardness level of 50 to 150 ppm. hardness below 50 ppm can affect pH and over 150 can result in formation of white mineral deposits on equipment.

Ammonia: Ammonia is very harmful to fish and will cause stress, lower resistance to disease, damage gills and skin or even result in death. Ammonia is a waste product excreted thru the fish's skin and gills or through buildup of fish waste or decaying food. In new aquariums ammonia can rise to 6ppm or more but will decrase as your biological filter becomes established, which can take a few weeks. Readings should be kept to 0 ppm to ensure fish health. You should test routinely for Ammonia to assure a healthy environment.

pH: The measure of acidity or alkalinity in water. 7.0 is neutral, lower than 7.0 is acidic and higher than 7.0 is alkaline. Proper pH is perhaps the most important factor in a successful Aquarium. Correct pH ensures your fish and plants stay healthy.

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LifeGard Aquatics Ammonia Test Strips

LifeGard Aquatics Ammonia Test Strips

These state of the art strips help ensure proper water environment for your indoor or outdoor fish and plants. Each vial features a leak proof, hinged pop-top lid and a wrap around desiccant liner to protect strips from moisture intrusion. Contains 25 tests of AMMONIA, using new Pat Pend technology No separate vial needed< ...