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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-24-2011, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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Any Chemistry Master here can DIY ammonia test..

from household items??

Just wondering... I'd like to test ammonia level in my tank, but I don't have the test kit yet.. local lfs don't have them.. need to find somewhere else.. so wondering whether any one knows how to DIY the test?

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I would wait for the test kit. The components in an ammonia test kit are contact hazardous plus it would be very tough to calibrate IMHO. 2 part solution: part 1: 90% polyethylene glycol and 10% sodium salicylate, part 2 10% sodium hydroxide and 1% sodium hypochlorite.


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NO, there isn't a diy ammonia test kit...
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