4 Color Comparators, 40 test capsules (10 each for pH, Nitrites, Nitrates, and Ammonia).
The Rapitest Pond Test Kit is designed for simplicity of use with accurate results. For those of you already familiar with testing, you'll appreciate the unique, patented, specially designed "color comparator" and capsule system, that makes quick work of testing. For those of you new to testing, you'll appreciate this easy, fast, and fun way to achieve a healthier pond.
What Does the Rapitest Pond Test Kit Test?
Toxic Pollutants (Ammonia) - High ammonia levels can be fatal to fish. Medium levels may cause such problems as depressed appetite, reduced growth, impaired functions and permanent gill damage.
Toxic Pollutants (Nitrites) - Nitrites are particularly harmful to fish. High levels can cause fish to lose their color, gasp at the surface and be susceptible to disease.
Water Quality (Nitrates) - Nitrates promote plant growth, but high levels may lead to an undesirable accumulation of algae. Nitrates can also be found in ground water.
pH - Acid pond water (low pH) can result in increased pollutants and a shortage of oxygen. Alkaline conditions (high pH) can harm fish and damage plant life.
Why Test Your Pond Water?
The quality of pond water is vital to ensure healthy fish and plant life. Poor water conditions cause fish to lose their color, behave unnaturally and become prone to disease. Plants will also discolor and show signs of stunted growth.
Pond water should always be tested before fish are introduced and regularly monitored throughout the year. Any changes in water conditions can therefore be quickly identified and remedied.
When Should You Test Your Pond?
In general, pond water testing should be based upon weather conditions in your area. In areas with winter seasons, pond water should be tested every 2 weeks from the beginning of April to the end of September and periodically during the winter period, especially when the pond is iced over. In climates with extended warm temperatures, you should continue to test further into the season and periodically during cooler weather. In tropical climates, testing should be year round.
How Does The Pond Test Kit Work?
Everything is color-coded, including the color comparator films and capsules. All you do is take a sample of water, add powder from a capsule, shake and watch the color develop. Then, note your test results. Fast, easy and it only takes a few minutes.