Phosphate Test Kits

Phosphate Test Kits Help and Advice

Reduce phosphate in your aquarium

There are some ways that phosphates 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 phosphate test kits?

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 and green water blooms, and in saltwater, excess phosphate can inhibit the growth of hard corals. Test kits measure phosphate levels from 0 to 10ppm so that you can easily monitor the condition of your aquarium water.

Why might I buy phosphate test kits?

While phosphate does not directly harm your fish, even at high levels, the algae blooms that result from elevated phosphate can ultimately cause problems for the aquarium inhabitants, however. Green water can deplete the oxygen, which in turn can harm the 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.