For Freshwater & Saltwater
Phosphate can enter your aquarium through tap water, fish waste, and decaying organics such as uneaten food and dead algae.
Excess phosphate contributes to unsightly algae blooms.
This kit tests phosphate levels from 0 to 10 ppm in fresh and saltwater aquariums.
• : Dropper bottle for accurate dispensing of test solutions
• : Easy-to-read instructions and colour chart
• : Non-staining glass test tube with snap-tight cap
Why test for phosphate?
While phosphate is required by fish and plants, too much phosphate can lead to cloudy water conditions. In saltwater aquariums precipitates dissolved calcium (CA2+) and magnesium (Mg2+) Ions, inhibiting the growth of hard corals and other reef building organisms
What is Phosphate?
Phosphorous is an essential element for plants and animals. Phosphorus, measured as phosphate (PO43-), enters the aquarium from fish and invertebrate waste and decaying organic matter, such as dead algae and uneaten fish food. Water treatment facilities may add phosphate to tap water to prevent pipe corrosion and reduce concentrations of heavy metals in drinking water.
What level of phosphate is safe?
While phosphate is not harmful to fish, the phosphate level should be zero in saltwater aquariums and freshwater aquariums, including those containing live plants. The phosphate level in a new aquarium will depend on the purity of the water used to fill the aquarium. Phosphate level in tap water can vary daily depending on the treatment process used. Phosphate tends to accumulate in established aquariums