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RE: "Amquel" (was Re: Illinois happenings)
Mardel produces the "AquaLab" series of strip tests (this has nothing to do
with the "First Photo's from Camaroon"). AquaLab V is the test for
Ammonia. "That Fish Place" carries the entire series. Test V costs $8.95
for 25 strips. In their new catalog, you can find it on page 69. Jungle
also produces Ammonia strip tests and you can find it on page 68 of the
catalog; cost = $8.49 for 25 tests.
Joe Bulterman, AKA Membership Committee
14939 Ashford Court
Laurel, MD 20707
From: Wright Huntley [SMTP:huntley1 at home_com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 1999 8:09 AM
To: killietalk at aka_org
Subject: "Amquel" (was Re: Illinois happenings)
Joe Bulterman wrote:
> I have used Amquel to treat Chloramine in tap water and found it to be
> highly effective. But Amquel does seem to through off the ammonia test
> readings with the cheaper test kits.
It says right on the bottle that *only* salicylate ammonia tests work
properly with "Amquel."
I stopped using Nessler-reagent tests, some time ago, anyway. I had no easy
way to get rid of the mercury it uses, and did not wish to dump it down the
drain. It's a nasty pollutant that sewage treatment usually can't remove.
eventually ends up in our bay fish, and is cumulative.
The salicylate tests are far too expensive, slow and tedious, and none are
sensitive enough, anyway. The smallest increment should be about 0.05 ppm
and mine has 0.25 ppm as the least step. At that level, you are probably
well beyond irreversible gill damage and stunting, according to Spotte
(_Fish and Invertibrate Culture_ Wiley, 1970).
Whatever happened to the stick-inside-the-tank ammonia spot indicators? I
haven't seen them in a long while. I don't know how sensitive they are.
Anyone know where to get them?
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntleyone at home dot com
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