Salicylate test measures ammonia levels in both fresh & saltwater aquariums. Ammonia, the #1 killer of tropical fish, is continually produced in the aquarium from fish waste & uneaten fish food. Tests ammonia levels from 0 to 8 ppm.
- Use Instructions: To remove childproof safety cap: With one hand, push red tab left with thumb while unscrewing cap with free hand.1. Fill a clean test tube with 5 ml of water to be tested (to the line on the tube).2. Add 8 drops from Ammonia Test Solution Bottle #1, holding the dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical position to assure uniform drops.3. Add 8 drops from Ammonia Test Solution Bottle #2, holding the dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical position to assure uniform drops.4. Cap the test tube & shake vigorously for 5 seconds.5. Wait 5 minutes for the color to develop.6. Read the test results by comparing the color of the solution to the appropriate Ammonia Color Card (choose either Freshwater or Saltwater. For ponds, use the freshwater color card). The tube should be viewed in a well-lit area against the white area of the card. The closest match indicates the ppm (mg/L) of ammonia in the water sample. Rinse the test tube with clean water after use.Note: Do not pour test tube contents back into the aquarium/pond.