API Copper Test Kit voor zout en zoetwater aquarium
Copper – a treatment for many parasitic infections – must be monitored in an aquarium or a pond. The copper level can drop too low for the treatment to be effective, or can increase to a point that is detrimental to fish health. Copper is likely even present in your tap water.
The API COPPER TEST KIT allows you to easily and accurately monitor copper levels to maintain copper-based fish treatments at therapeutic levels, and tests copper levels from 0 to 4 ppm. The kit measures both free and chelated copper, and is for use in fresh and saltwater aquariums, or with ponds.
Contains 90 test and includes 1 test bottle, easy-to-ready instructions, glass test tube and color chart
Why Test for Copper?
Copper is often used to treat parasitic infections on fresh and saltwater fish. To be effective, the copper concentration in the aquarium must be maintained at the therapeutic level for several weeks. Frequent testing is required to monitor the level. Copper should not be used in aquariums with invertebrates, including snails, shrimp, crayfish and corals, as well as in aquariums or ponds with plants. Also,
some fish species are very sensitive to copper treatments. Copper can also enter the aquarium in tap water which may contain copper leached from pipes.
This test kit reads the level of total copper (free and chelated) in parts per million (ppm) which are equivalent to milligrams per liter (mg/L) from 0 – 4.0 ppm (mg/L).
Chelated coppercompounds are very stable and will remain in solution for long periods of time. Free copper levels will decline rapidly and must be tested daily.