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Freshwater Nitrite Test Kits

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Quickly determine dangerous nitrite levels

As bacteria break down ammonia(NH3), they convert ammonia to nitrite (NO2), a less toxic substance. While it is less toxic than ammonia, over time, high levels of nitrite will disrupt the metabolism of your fish and eventually destroy their oxygen-carrying cells, resulting in suffocation. At Swell UK we provide an excellent range of nitrite test kits from leading brands that allow you to accurately measure nitrite levels.

What are aquarium nitrite test kits?

Beneficial filtration bacteria create nitrite as they break down the hazardous waste ammonia emitted by the fish. It's not visible to the naked eye, just like ammonia. Despite the fact that it is not as poisonous as ammonia, nitrite is nevertheless exceedingly harmful to fish. Nitrite test kits measure nitrite levels in your tank fast and accurately, with test parameters ranging from 0 to 5 ppm.

Why might I buy aquarium nitrite test kits?

To guarantee the health of your saltwater reef aquarium's fish and corals, keep the nitrite levels low. To ensure that waste is effectively recycled, it's critical to test for nitrite when an aquarium is first set up and when the tank is cycled.

What accessories should I buy with nitrite test kits?

If any nitrite is detected in your aquarium, determine the cause for the elevated nitrite (e.g. changes in stocking density, overfeeding, filter maintenance etc). Monitor livestock for changes and ill-health and carry out partial water changes to dilute nitrite if necessary. Add NT Labs Marine Live Filter Bacteria to help repopulate the filter with marine nitrifying bacteria and restart the biological filtration.