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Aquarium Maintenacne Cleaning Kansas City

Lab-Grade Water & PAR Analysis

Professional and Lab-Grade Water Analysis

Lab grade water analysis is the most efficient, accurate, and guaranteed snapshot of your aquatic system's health. With a series of these professional snapshots, Brian can identify patterns and diagnose previously undetected issues. In addition, Brian can use these results to fine tune dosing systems to a standard error of less than 5%, and take steps to make your system completely self-sufficient. 

Lab-Grade Tests (Local or Mail)​​

  • Alkalinity/Carbonate Hardness (Fresh) (CaCO3)

  • Alkalinity/Carbonate Hardness (Marine) (CaCO3)

  • Ammonia (NH3+)

  • Ammonium (NH4+)

  • Calcium (Fresh) (Ca2+)

  • Calcium (Marine) (Ca2+)

  • Chlorine, Free (Ch)

  • Chlorine, Total (Chloramines + Ch)

  • Copper (Cu)

  • Nitrite (NO2)

  • Nitrate (NO3)

  • Dissolved Oxygen

  • pH

  • Phosphate (Fresh) (PO4)

  • Phosphate, low range (Marine)

Other parameters tested 

  • Copper

  • Zinc

  • Aluminum

  • Cadmium

  • Other transition & heavy metals

  • Coliform bacteria

  • Microfauna

  • Microflora

  • Alga & Cyanobacteria species ID

  • Planktononic species ID

  • Mold species ID

  • Other nuisance species ID

Lab-Grade Tests (Mail)​​

  • Sodium (Na)

  • Calcium (Ca)

  • Magnesium (Mg)

  • Potassium (K)

  • Strontium (Sr)

  • Boron (B)

  • Bromine (Br)

  • Sulphur (S)

  • Lithium (Li)

  • Beryllium (Be)

  • Barium (Ba)

  • Titanium (Ti)

  • Vanadium (V)

  • Chromium (Cr)

  • Manganese (Mn)

  • Iron (Fe)

  • Cobalt (Co)

  •  Nickel (Ni)

  • Copper (Cu)

  • Zinc (Zn)

  • Aluminium (Al)

  • Silicon (Si)

  • Arsenic (As)

  • Antimony (Sb)

  • Tin (Sn)

  • Cadmium (Cd)

  • Selenium (Se)

  • Molybdenum (Mo)

  • Mercury (Hg)

  • Phosphorus (P)

  • Phosphate (PO4)

  • Lead (Pb)

  • Iodine (I)

  • Tungsten (W)

  • Scandium (Sc)

  • Lanthanum (La)

Professional Grade 

  • pH

  • Salinity

  • Temperature

  • Phosphate​ (Fresh & Salt)

  • Calcium (Fresh & Salt)

  • Alkalinity/Carbonate Hardness

  • Total Dissolved Solids

  • Ozone

  • Dissolved Oxygen

  • Carbon Dioxide

  • Turbidity



Hobbyist Grade

  • pH​

  • Ammonia

  • Nitrite

  • Nitrate

  • General Hardness (Freshwater)

  • Carbonate Hardness (Freshwater)

  • Magnesium

  • Strontium

  • Chlorine/Chloramines

Lab-Grade PAR Analysis

PAR stands for "Photosynthetically Active Radiation". This is a measurement of photons in units of Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density (PPFD). When you have plants or coral in your tank, it is important to know how much light is reaching these organisms. If there is too much or too little, specimens won't grow properly and can even die. 

With the use of a lab-grade PAR meter, I can measure the exact amount of light reaching your photosynthetic organisms. We can then use this data to map out your light, plant, and coral arrangement to achieve an optimal layout. 

With proper data, your corals and plants will grow faster and healthier, limit algae growth, and you will greatly reduce the risk of loss of expensive organisms. 

Whoah! I can't remember all of those parameters.

You don't need to! Brian will collect, record and analyze the parameters listed above in order to determine patterns, diagnose issues, and bring your aquatic system up and over the top. This means peak beauty and health. 

Water or PAR analysis starts at $120 for non-clients. 

Analysis fee is credited toward monthly maintenance for new clients. 

Professional and lab grade testing is available on or off site. Click below to schedule your complete analysis. 

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