API Freshwater Master Test Kit

This kit tests tap water and aquarium water for five different parameters that affect the health of freshwater fish.
Code: 31716300341
Availability: Low stock
$ 119.90

This kit tests tap water and aquarium water for five different parameters that affect the health of freshwater fish: pH, High Range pH, Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate. Highly accuate and economical. Unique, transparent dome allows clear view of contents. Includes all tests required to test the nitrogen cycle. 

With the API Master Test Kit 5 in 1, test for the 5 biggest influencers of water toxicity; pH, High Range pH, Nitrite, Nitrate and Ammonia – all in a convenient holding tray.


Growing your fish and plants together in an aquaponic system

What is pH? pH is a measurement of the alkalinity or acidity of the water. The optimum range for aquaponics system pH is between 6.8-7.3, which is a compromise between optimal ranges for the fish, plants and bacteria.

Water Testing everyday with a brand new system is essential, until the bacteria cycle is established. This usually takes 2-4 weeks. Once your water has stabilised, testing every week is sufficient. Generally, you will be able to monitor your system by how your plants look and your fish behave. Ideal ranges:

Ammonia less than 1   Nitrite less than 1
Nitrate optimal 2.5    pH between 6.8-7.3

Be confident your fish aren’t living in an environment that could harm them. 


Kit contains: 

  • Computer-calibrated and laminated color cards
  • 4 glass test tubes and holding tray.
  • Complete, step-by-step instruction booklet, including information on how to correct unsafe water conditions.
  • Compact and easy to store
  • Over 800 tests.

See the 'How to" video by Ernest Aquatics