KH Alkalinity Test – Carbonate Hardness. Alkalinity is essentially a means of quantifying the stability of pH in a solution, such as aquarium water. It is a measure of the concentration of various negatively charged ionic compounds (anions) such as carbonates, bicarbonates, borate and hydroxides in the aquarium water. If left unchecked, the alkalinity drops below a critical level and pH begins to fluctuate more wildly than is normally suggested (a daily pH shift of +/-0.2 is normal in marine aquaria), causing stress to livestock. In a marine aquarium, the alkalinity should be between 7° and 10° dKH (German carbonate hrdns). In a fresh water aquarium it should never drop below 3°dKH.
Elos AquaTest KH makes it possible to quickly determine the buffering capacity of your aquarium water. It is a high quality product that offers high accuracy thanks to several procedures including: calibrated lab droppers with consistent and predefined drop size, NIST (National Institute of Standard and Technology) certified samples to validate reagents and strict stock management to supply to our customers ONLY the freshest test production batch available. Grading: each drop equals 0,5 dKH°
Keeping proper water quality in our aquarium is a fundamental step toward success in its maintenance. To properly monitor your water quality you need an accurate and reliable set of test kits. Elos test kits will help you achieve this.
- High precision: thanks to the use of calibrated droppers
- NIST validation: each batch is validated using NIST (National Institute of Standard and Technology) samples.
- High number of test per kit: up to 60 test (with a standard level of 10 dKH)
- “Safe reagents”: reagents and testing procedures are based on Low Risk Reagents. None of our test kits are based on Toxic Reagents.