The Alert Combo™ pack combines Ammonia Alert® (1 card) and pH Alert® (1 card). At 1.5" x 2.5", they are small, clear, and unobtrusive, so they won't detract from the view of your aquarium. Simply place Ammonia Alert® and pH Alert® visibly anywhere in the aquarium or filter. It’s that easy. No chemicals or test procedures are required.
Ammonia Alert's® sensor changes reversibly from yellow to green to blue, relative to the ammonia concentration. It detects less than 0.05 mg/L (ppm) free ammonia and alerts you to the #1 killer before any sign of stress. The presence of the free ammonia is detectable continuously with a response time of about 15 minutes. Response to decreasing ammonia is slower, requiring about 4 hours to go from TOXIC to SAFE on removal of ammonia. Marine or freshwater use.
pH Alert® is a unique color device designed to be placed in the aquarium or filter and monitor pH continuously. A sensor changes color reversibly from yellow to orange to red alerting you to shifts in pH levels between 5.4 and 8.0. When first put in service, pH Alert® response time will be about 30 minutes. Thereafter, pH shifts will register within ten minutes. Freshwater use only.
No care is required beyond removing algae with a clean, soft material. Avoid touching the sensor with fingers, since skin oils can damage it. Do not use bleach, soap, detergents or hard objects to clean the sensor. Some dye medications may discolor the sensor. Sensitivity improves with age, provided the unit is not allowed to dry out, however, drying does not permanently impair the unit. For maximum sensitivity, the unit should be read under natural daylight or daylight simulating light. Red enhancing light minimizes green and blue hues, decreasing the apparent sensitivity of the unit.