Product: Nitrite NO2 Test Kit
Content: 180 Tests
Nitrite (NO2) is produced in the aquarium/pond by the biological filter. Beneficial bacteria in the biological filter convert ammonia into nitrite. The biological filter then converts nitrite into nitrate (NO3-). Nitrite in the aquarium/pond is toxic; it will prevent fish from carrying on normal respiration, and high levels will quickly lead to fish death. Even trace amounts of nitrite stress fish, suppressing their immune system and increasing the likelihood of disease. Too many fish, as well as uneaten fish food and decomposing plants and other organic matter can cause excessive nitrite levels. Water should be tested for nitrite every other day when the aquarium/pond is first set up, and once a week after the biological filter has been established (in about 4 - 6 weeks).
- for freshwater and marine/saltwater use
Reducing Aquarium Nitrite Levels Add API NITRA-ZORB®
to the aquarium filter to remove nitrite from freshwater aquariums. Making partial
water changes can also help reduce nitrite, especially if the initial level is very high. Use API STRESS ZYME®
to help speed the development of the
biological filter. Adding API AQUARIUM SALT will reduce nitrite toxicity to fish while the biological filter is removing the nitrite.