- Salifert Ammonia Aquarium Test Kit
Get accurate, easy to read ammonia test results in minutes!
Trusted by discerning reefers for years, Salifert Test Kits feature some of the easiest to read results available. Their test kits include easy to follow instructions and straightforward, accurate results. Salifert test kits are also some of the most economical; the Salifert Ammonia Test Kit contains 50 tests per kit and can easily detect as low as 0.5 ppm of total ammonia.
Consistently reads very low By Aaron C. on 5/21/2019Aaron C. wouldn't recommend this product to a friendLike other I used this test for a fishless with Dr Tim’s ammonium chloride. This kit reads consistently low and as a result I overdosed my tank to >8ppm ammonia. Bought an api test when I got suspicious and it isn’t perfect but it’s at least in the ballpark. My other salifert kits are great and easy to use. I’ll stick with another brand for ammonia. Or better yet two brands and compare.
Would NOT recommend By AJJF on 3/27/2017AJJF wouldn't recommend this product to a friendUsed in conjunction with a fish less cycle and would not read any level of ammonia. Caused me to overload the tank with ammonia and set back my cycle considerably. When tested later with a different test kit, ammonia level read 8+ppm. 6 weeks later, ammonia STILL high, and Salifert still reads as 0 ammonia. Possibly bad reagent? Save your money and use something else
Accurate By Salifert Convert on 5/25/2016Salifert Convert wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAfter dubious ammonia readings from my API ammonia test, (including getting high readings from a fresh mix) I switched to the Salifert. It's readings seem more in line with the nitrate and nitrite zero readings.
I also find that the test itself is easier to conduct and protects one from user errors.
Yikes - ZERO READING By B on 12/19/2014B wouldn't recommend this product to a friendUsed during a fishless cycle with ammonia being added to the tank. I had bought this because if their reputation and expecting something more accurate than the API test.
This test never came off zero as others described. I did get money back but can't recommend this test.
Love the Alk and Ca tests they produce.
Use at your own risk!!! By hpumpkin on 3/18/2014hpumpkin wouldn't recommend this product to a friendIn a word .... crap. It would have been nice if the description of this product included the range of values measured. This test does not read higher than >2 ppm so it's virtually useless for use during startup. I suspected it wasn't working when I couldn't get a reading higher then 1.5 ppm even after multiple ammonia additions. Finally. I spiked my sample with a few drops of pure ammonia and it still didn't read higher then 1.5 ppm. I purchase an API kit and retested my water ...... it was >8 ppm. Time wasted, RO/DI water wasted, salt wasted .... can you tell I'm upset? Don't waste your money.
Easy to use (but confusing low reading) By Starrme on 4/29/2013Starrme would recommend this product to a friendOverall: I would buy again
- Directions are easy to follow
- Performing the test is quick and easy
- Cloudy low result (<0.25) is confusing
Note: I picked this test kit because of accuracy. My tank never had an ammonia spike due to live rock and sand so all I have ever seen is the cloudy result. I think if you have an ammonia spike during cycling it might be easier to interpret the low result because you have seen the color change over time.
screwed up my fishless cycle. no ammonia reading whatsoever By chen yang on 3/30/2013chen yang wouldn't recommend this product to a friendi bought this to measure ammonia for my fishless cycle. like the other reviewer i also got no ammonia reading after >12 tests over 10 days. i follow Dr tims instruciton for fishless cycle and dip the ammonia chloride. i tested for ammonia evreyday and its always 0. its always a cloudy white solution. i never dose the ammonia over 2 therefore i shouldnt get a 0 reading. i even dilute my water sample just to see if it was becasue my water has way too much ammonia. but it was still a white cloudy solution. i then did a water change and put a piece of shrimp meat in it. i measure ammonia everyday still no reading. i am thinking of asking for a refund. i wasted almost 2 weeks becasue of this test kit. becasue i dont know if i have too much ammonia or too little. ps i bought nitrite and nitrate salifert tests at the same time and their results were normal unlike the ammonia one. :-(
Not perfect but.... By David on 3/8/2013David would recommend this product to a friendEasy to use, very consistent. Only problems I have is my kit never reads above 1.5 ppm no matter how much ammonia I add. Not ideal but it still serves it's purpose. The other thing is the vial gets a white film on it that's difficult remove due to the odd shaped corners.
My test kit was a dud By Edward on 1/27/2013Edward wouldn't recommend this product to a friendIt did not read any ammonia during my cycle. I tested with two other kits, both of which read over 2PPM. I understand this happens, but I prefer the tried and true API kit for ammonia.
Great Product By John on 1/9/2013John would recommend this product to a friendEasy to use product that was accurate. I used it to make sure my tank was fully cycled. Amazing quality for a good value. Not as advanced as some but does the job just fine for me. Thanks BRS!
Accurate Test Results By Rodney on 10/11/2012Rodney would recommend this product to a friendI bought this item and the tast was quick and accurate
Not crazy about the color trip. By Kenneth on 8/31/2012Kenneth would recommend this product to a friendLike the title says, I am not crazy about the color strip. However I cannot fault salifert 100% because it could have just been the ammonia content of my water. I'll be using this when I start up my second reef tank.