CO2 and Iron Test Kits

CO2 and Iron Test Kits Help and Advice

Determine the ideal CO2 and iron content for your aquarium

CO2 and iron are generally monitored in planted freshwater aquariums as they are important plant nutrients that need to be at optimum levels for good plant growth. For fish to thrive, water must be similar to that which could be found in their natural environment. Poor water quality can cause fish stress, illness and even death. Regular testing of the water is crucial, particular with a new aquarium, to keep parameters like CO2 and iron. At Swell UK we provide an excellent range of test kits from leading brands such as JBL.

What are CO2 and iron test kits?

Our test kits allow simple and accurate monitoring of iron and CO2 levels in freshwater and marine

Why might I buy CO2 and iron test kits?

Too little iron can stunt plant growth, whereas too much result in algae problems, so it is important to keep levels in check. Iron is one of the main nutrients of aquatic plants and should be available in the water of freshwater aquariums. CO2 is especially important for healthy plant growth too, for photosynthesis to occur.

What are the main types of CO2 and iron test kits?

We have a variety of iron and CO2 test kits available to monitor the levels and give accurate, fast results, from trusted manufacturers such as JBL. Everything you need is included in the sets, some are even designed to permanently sit in the tank for constant readings. Iron is an essential element in planted aquariums. Use JBL's Pro AquaTest Fe to ensure your aquarium's iron content is at the right level, too low can stunt plant growth and too much will cause algae problems which can be difficult to remove.