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Freshwater Phosphate Test Kits

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Reduce phosphate in your aquarium

There are some ways that phosphate (PO4) can enter your fish tank such as via tank water or as a result of decaying matter such as fish waste. High levels of phosphates pose a real problem for fish keepers as it will both increase the growth of unsightly algae which deplete oxygen levels and harm your fish. At Swell UK, we offer a great selection of phosphate test kits for both freshwater and saltwater fish tanks.

What are aquarium phosphate test kits?

Tap water, fish faeces, and decaying organics like uneaten food and dead algae can all introduce phosphate to your aquarium. Excess phosphate can cause ugly algae and green water blooms, and it can also hinder the growth of hard corals in saltwater. Our test kits detect phosphate levels ranging from 0 to 10ppm, allowing you to keep track on the health of your aquarium's water.

Why might I buy aquarium phosphate test kits?

While phosphate does not hurt your fish directly, even at high levels, the algal blooms that follow from excessive phosphate levels can pose difficulties for the aquarium's residents. Green water can diminish oxygen levels, which can kill fish.

What are the main types of phosphate test kits?

Maintaining a low level of phosphate is essential for reducing unwanted algae and maintaining coral growth rates. Using NT Labs Marine Lab Phosphate Test will help you keep on top of the water levels and carry out the necessary tests needed. Phosphate tends to accumulate as an aquarium ages, so regular monitoring of phosphate is required to determine the health of the aquarium.

What accessories should I buy with phosphate test kits?

Regular maintenance and use of partial water changes with a good quality reef salt should help to keep phosphate low. To remove additional phosphate, use NT Labs Aquarium Phosphate Remover in your filter to instantly remove phosphate.