api ammonia test q
i've just purchased an api master test kit alls fine waters all perfect my question is i did the ammo test and there was no reaction at all the liquid remained clear on the card a zero reading is light yellow am i doing something wrong? i followed the instructions to the letter
I use these test kit and if your test is clear thats perfect (No ammonia)
yellow indicates ammonia!
Do you have the right test card
I am presuming you have a freshwater ammonia test card not the saltwater one??
I just bought a new ap master kit and my freshwater ammonia test card says 0 ppm yellow, 0.25 very light yellowish green going on to progressivly darker green shades
With any test I've used, clear = no amonia. If there is no amonia, ow whatever you're testeing for, then there's nothing for the test to react with, so it's just water and doesn't show any colour.
exactly what i thoght its just the card that says 0ppm-light yellow all other tests come back neg for nitrite and nitrate
Personally, if there is no colour, to me that indicates no reading and I would be happy.
well i followed the instructions perfectly the nitrite nitrate and ammonia didnt do anything but the ph shot up to 7.8 so i know the tests work and everthings in the best of heath so its best to assume the cards a little off
A zero ammonia reading should be yellow, as on the card below:
i tried out a new stratagey i tested the water in a drain tank for the shed up the garden as its full of stagnant manky water and all the test registered inculiding the ammonia which went a light green why doesnt my tank(s) register?
That's strange. Even with a zero reading the test should turn yellow.
From memory, I think it's eight drops from each bottle, shake for five seconds and then wait five mins for a reading? Is that definitely what you're doing?
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