Aquasonic Iron Test Kit: Monitor Iron Levels in Fresh & Saltwater Environments

Ensure optimal iron levels in aquaponic and hydroponic systems with the Aquasonic Iron Test Kit. This easy-to-use, accurate testing solution is suitable for both fresh and saltwater environments, allowing you to maintain optimal iron levels for healthy, lush plant growth while also monitoring potential toxic concentrations.

Features and Benefits

  • Essential for plant health: Iron is a vital micronutrient required for vigorous plant growth and green leaves.
  • Accurate testing: Suitable for fresh and saltwater environments, this kit ensures precise iron level monitoring in aquaponic and hydroponic systems.
  • Chelated vs. non-chelated iron: The Iron Test Kit can help distinguish between chelated iron which is beneficial to plants, and non-chelated iron that may be toxic to fish if present in high concentrations.
  • Optimal Iron ranges: Achieve recommended iron levels of 0.5-1ppm for aquaponics and 2-3ppm for hydroponics.
  • Prevent deficiencies: Maintain healthy and lush plant growth by monitoring and balancing iron levels in your system.

How to Use

  1. Collect a water sample from your aquaponic or hydroponic system.
  2. Follow the mixing instructions and measurements provided in the Iron Test Kit.
  3. Add the required reagents to the water sample according to the package instructions.
  4. Compare the colour produced to the colour chart included in the kit to determine current iron levels.
  5. Adjust iron levels as necessary, according to the recommended ranges for your specific system (0.5-1ppm for aquaponics, 2-3ppm for hydroponics).
  6. Monitor and test regularly to maintain optimal iron levels for healthy plant growth.

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

The Aquasonic Iron Test Kit is ideal for both hobbyists and professional growers using aquaponic or hydroponic systems. It is suitable for monitoring iron levels in fresh and saltwater environments, ensuring optimal plant health and preventing toxicity risk to aquatic life.


What is the purpose of the Aquasonic Iron Test Kit?

The Aquasonic Iron Test Kit is designed to measure iron levels in both fresh and saltwater. It is essential for monitoring iron levels in hydroponics and aquaponics systems to maintain healthy and vigorous plant growth. Additionally, this test can help identify chelated iron and non-chelated iron that may be toxic to fish in high concentrations.

How does iron contribute to plant growth?

Iron is an essential element for plant growth as it plays a key role in the formation of chlorophyll and various enzymes that support plant metabolism. Proper iron levels help ensure lush, green, and thriving plant life in your hydroponics or aquaponics system.

What is the recommended chelated iron content for aquaponics and hydroponics systems?

For aquaponics systems, a chelated iron content of between 0.5 and 1ppm is recommended. In hydroponics systems, aim for a concentration of between 2 and 3ppm for optimal plant growth.

How often should I test the iron levels in my system using the Aquasonic Iron Test Kit?

Regular testing of iron levels is crucial for maintaining a balanced and healthy environment for your plants. It is recommended to test your system's iron levels weekly or when you notice signs of nutrient deficiency in your plants, such as yellowing leaves.

Can the Aquasonic Iron Test Kit be used in both freshwater and saltwater systems?

Yes, the Aquasonic Iron Test Kit is designed to work effectively in both fresh and saltwater environments, making it an ideal choice for various hydroponics and aquaponics systems.

Is the Aquasonic Iron Test Kit suitable for aquariums with live fish?

Yes, the Aquasonic Iron Test Kit is safe to use in aquariums with live fish. It can help you monitor non-chelated iron levels that may be toxic to fish in high concentrations, ensuring a safe environment for both your plants and aquatic life.

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Suitable for both fresh and saltwater environments, Essential for maintaining healthy and vigorous plant growth in hydroponics and aquaponics, Helps monitor iron levels for lush planted aquariums, Distinguishes between chelated and non-chelated iron, preventing potential toxicity to fish in high concentrations

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