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    API Freshwater Master Test Kit

    API

    Item # 199591 / Manufacturer Part # 34

    Was $28.99
    Now $24.89
     
     (Out of Stock)
    The Freshwater master Test Kit is a fast, easy, and accurate test kit. It provides information on how to perform each test, how often to perform the tests, what the test results mean, and how to correct any unsafe water conditions that may be detected.

    Available only to the continuous 48 United States via ground shipping methods
    Indicator MethodColor Change
    Directions for testing pH:

    1. Fill a clean test tube with 5 ml of pond water (to the line on the tube).
    2. Add 3 drops of Test Solution, holding dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical position to assure uniformity of drops.
    3. Cap the test tube and invert tube to mix solution. Do not hold finger over open end of tube as this may effect the pH of the test solution.
    4. Determine the pH by comparing the color of the solution with those on the pH color chart. The tube should be viewed against a white background in a well-lit area.

    Directions for testing Wide Range pH:

    1. Fill a clean test tube with 5 ml of pond water (to the line on the tube).
    2. Add 5 drops of Wide Range Indicator Solution, holding dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical position to assure uniformity of drops.
    3. Cap the test tube and invert tube to mix solution. Do not hold finger over open end of tube as this may effect the pH of the test solution.
    4. Determine the pH by comparing the color of the solution with those on the pH color chart. The tube should be viewed against a white background in a well-lit area.

    Directions for testing Ammonia:

    1. Fill a clean test tube with 5 ml of water to be tested (to the line on the tube).
    2. Add 8 drops from Ammonia Test Solution Bottle #1, holding the dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical position to assure uniformity of drops added to the water sample.
    3. Add 8 drops from Ammonia Test Solution Bottle #2, holding the dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical position to assure uniformity of drops added to the water sample.
    4. Cap the test tube and shake vigorously for 5 seconds. Do not hold finger over the open end of the tube, as this may affect the test results.
    5. Wait 5 minutes for the color to develop.
    6. Read the test results by matching the test solution against the ammonia color chart. The tube should be viewed against the white area beside the color chart. Color comparisons are best made in a well-lit area. The closest match indicates the ppm (mg/L) of ammonia in the water sample.

    Directions for testing Nitrite:

    1. Fill a clean test tube with 5 ml of pond water (to the line on the tube).
    2. Add 5 drops of Nitrite Test Solution, holding dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical position to assure uniformity of drops.
    3. Cap the test tube and shake well for 5 seconds. Do not hold finger over open end of tube as this may effect the test results.
    4. Wait 5 minutes for full color to develop.
    5. Hold the test tube against the white area above the color chart, compare the sample with the printed colors.
    6. The closest match indicates the total nitrite in the water sample.

    Directions for testing Nitrate:

    1. Fill a clean test tube with 5 ml of water to be tested (to the line on the tube).
    2. Add 10 drops from Nitrate Test Solution Bottle #1, holding dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical position to assure uniformity of drops.
    3. Cap the test tube and invert tube several times to mix solution.
    4. Vigorously shake the Nitrate Test Solution Bottle # 2 for at least 30 seconds. This step is extremely important to insure accuracy of test results.
    5. Now add 10 drops from Nitrate Test Solution Bottle #2, holding dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical position to assure uniformity of drops.
    6. Cap the test tube and shake vigorously for 1 minute. This step is extremely important to insure accuracy of test results.
    7. Wait 5 minutes for the color to develop.
    8. Read the test results by comparing the color of the solution to the appropriate Nitrate Color Card (choose either Fresh water or Salt water). The tube should be viewed in a well-lit area against the white area of the card. The closest match indicates the ppm (mg/L) of nitrate in the water sample. Rinse the test tube with clean water after use.

    Average Rating

    test kit 5/22/2013

    Reviewer: C

    nice easy to use

    test kit 4/18/2013

    Reviewer: warren robinson

    Great for a fast check. Now it has a EXP date. .

    Great kit, great price 4/13/2013

    Reviewer: BettaGrl333

    Meets my needs when it comes to testing our tank water! Easy to use and an outstanding price from this site! Shipped on time, arrived on time, and packaged well :D

    Not sure 3/7/2013

    Reviewer: Kristen

    I'm used to tests being clear when ammonia is at 0ppm. This has it at yellow and as the level gets higher (during my fishless cycling) its hard to distinguish between 4 and 8. Also, it goes in increments of 2's. So if I'm trying for 3-5ppm, I'm not quite sure if its there. I'll probably try some different kits.

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