NT Labs Marine Lab Phosphate Test Kit

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Phosphate is an essential component in fish nutrition, but is also produced as a waste product by fish. Phosphate is practically non-toxic to fish, but excess phosphate can cause unwanted algae and will inhibit coral growth.

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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 neccessary tests needed. Phosphate tends to accumulate as an aquarium ages, so regular monitoring of phosphate is required to determine the health of the aquarium.

Phosphate in natural seawater generally varies from 0.01 mg/l to 0.06 mg/l (in terms of phosphorus) in reef areas. However, in a reef aquarium, aim for 0.03 mg/l to maintain good coral growth and keep nuisance algae at to a minimum.

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 of NT Labs Marine Phosphate Remover in your filter or add Anti-Phos liquid regularly to instantly remove phosphate.

How to test for Phosphate:

Using the syringe provided, add approximately 5 ml of water to the glass test tube. Cap the test tube and shake briefly to wash the test tube. Uncap the test tube and discard this water.
• Add 10 mL (2 x 5 ml using the syringe) to the test tube. 3. Add 10 drops of Phosphate-1 Reagent.
• Add 10 drops of Phosphate-2 Reagent.
• Cap the test tube and shake well to mix.
• Wait for 5 minutes for the colour to develop.
• Once the 5 minutes has elapsed, uncap the test tube. View from the top and compare to the colour chart to determine the amount of phosphate present in the water.

Latest Customer Reviews

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    Date 19/03/2019 08:03am
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    Delivery incorrect as usual
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    Date 11/02/2017 07:02am
    Seachem Phosguard 1 Litre
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    Great all round service even though I had to return the product as was advise due to keeping plants!
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    Date 03/11/2016 16:11pm
    Seachem Phosguard 1 Litre
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    Excellent product. Good price too.
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    Date 06/09/2016 09:09am
    Seachem Phosguard 1 Litre
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    Excellent
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    Date 03/08/2016 07:08am
    Seachem Phosguard 1 Litre
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    Good
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    Date 10/07/2016 08:07am
    Seachem Phosguard 1 Litre
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    Excellent
  • Rating
    Date 16/08/2015 18:08pm
    Seachem Phosguard 1 Litre
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    As Above
  • Rating
    Date 19/01/2015 16:01pm
    Seachem Phosguard 1 Litre
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    Good product
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    Date 14/12/2014 21:12pm
    Seachem Phosguard 1 Litre
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    A good product and works well if well rinsed first. Minor critism is requirement for replacement is quite regular - other non- aluminium based phos remover lasts longer.
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    Date 16/11/2014 19:11pm
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    I like this over Rowa, why? no need to use a reactor and no iron going into your system.