- For fresh and saltwater
- Monitor ammonia levels
- Helps prevent fish loss
From the manufacturer
Testing the Waters
In order for fish to thrive, water must be similar to that which could be found in their natural environment. Poor water quality can cause fish stress, illness and even loss. Most common water quality parameters are Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, and pH. All may vary over time and all are invisible to the eye which is why it is important to test weekly. Testing aquarium water weekly will aid in keeping your most important water parameters within the proper range for your aquarium. Choose from a wide range of API testing options, such as our popular FRESHWATER MASTER TEST KIT or 5-IN-1 TEST STRIPS, for accurate water evaluation. Regular testing will help you easily determine your aquarium conditions.Find Your Ideal Testing Style!
Your API Test Options
Choose the test method that works best for you. Whether you’re a bit pressed for time, or you prefer to measure your parameters on a more in-depth scale, or you only need to test one or two specific parameters, API has what you need!
Dip and Read
Just dip a 5-in-1 TEST STRIP in your aquarium, swirl twice, and compare to our color chart for fast and accurate results.
The Scientific Approach
For more detailed analysis, use the FRESHWATER MASTER TEST KIT, POND MASTER TEST KIT, SALTWATER MASTER TEST KIT, or REEF MASTER TEST KIT for precise readings of parameters.
Pick One (or Two)
Need to check your phosphate levels? What about ammonia? API offers specific test kits to test many different parameters, from general hardness and copper to pH and nitrate. Grab the one you need for a streamlined approach to testing.
API QUICK START API AMMO-LOCK API pH UP API pH DOWN API NITRA-ZORB API PHOS-ZORB Too much nitrites? ✓ ✓ Too much ammonia? ✓ ✓ ✓ Inappropriate pH levels? ✓ ✓ Too much nitrates? ✓ Too much phosphates? ✓
Making a Better Underwater World
At API, we understand the rewards and relaxation of fishkeeping because we have a passion for fish too. For almost 60 years API has developed premium solutions with proven and effective results for your family and ours. API offers a range of testing kits, water conditioners, and nutritionally superior food, because we’re dedicated to making a better underwater world.Product description
Quickly and easily check your aquarium’s ammonia levels with API AMMONIA TEST STRIPS. Fish continually release ammonia into the aquarium through their gills, urine and solid waste. Uneaten food and decaying organic matter also add ammonia to the water. Ammonia is toxic to fish and can cause gill damage, stress and death. Regular testing is recommended because ammonia levels can build quickly due to fish waste and uneaten food. Simply dip the test strip into the water, then compare the results with the precise, easy-to-read color-coded chart to determine if any action should be taken. The chart includes recommendations on how to treat the water and neutralize ammonia. Safe for use in fresh and salt water. With API Aquarium products, it’s easy to keep a beautiful saltwater, freshwater or reef aquarium. For over 50 years, API has been creating innovative, research-driven solutions that make it easier to care for your fish and aquarium. API Aquarium Treatment Supplies are designed to work in conjunction with each other to provide best results to control algae, promote healthy bacterial growth and help control and cure fish diseases and conditions such as ich and fin rot. They work to provide a safe, hospitable environment for fish such as tropical community fish, cichlids, goldfish and more. With API, you can spend more time admiring your fish, and less time scrubbing your tank. Make sure to use all products as directed in order to ensure the best results.