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Old 01-02-2012, 08:56 PM   #1
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nh3 test kit

Does anyone know of a test kit that only measures ammonia(nh3) and not ammonium(nh4). Used amquel+ and reading small amount of ammonia/ammonium but I was also reading that it turns ammonia into ammonium which will give you a false reading on api mater kit
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we test for ammonium in our tanks, when ammonia i added to water the hydronium that bond multipule water ions are added to the neutral ammonia to make ammonium and become a water ion and ammonium ion which is mildly acidic, which reduces PH and the reason why when you cycle your tank you get some unstable PH readings
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