Water analysis

Our water analyzes are carried out with scientific methodology and accuracy. We take the time to evaluate and explain the results. - You do not have to be a chemist to understand and use Oceamo analysis.

With our ICP-OES we can safely analyze a large part of the essential macro elements, trace elements and pollutants in the water. Our ion chromatography (with conductivity and UV detection) also enables us to reliably determine fluoride, nitrate and nitrite with very low detection limits. The salinity is determined with a conductivity sensor, and the alkalinity determined titrimetrically. In addition, we measure phosphate with a sensitive photometric method, which determines this important parameter very reliably.

1. Oceamo Lab Classic Water analysis

Use our Oceamo Lab Classic analysis to determine all essential chemical parameters in the reef aquarium:

Oceamo Seawater analysis

Basic parameters:       alkalinity, salinity

Macro elements:         boron, bromide, calcium, chloride, potassium,

magnesium, sodium, strontium, sulfate

Trace elements:          barium, chromium, iron, fluoride, iodine, cobalt,

copper, lithium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, phosphorus, rubidium, selenium, vanadium, zinc, tin

Pollutants:                    aluminum, antimony, arsenic, beryllium, bismuth,

lead, cadmium, mercury, thallium, lanthanum

Nutrients:                      nitrate, nitrite, phosphate (photometric), silicon


This will create a "chemical fingerprint" of your aquarium, and together we can optimize it by adjusting the water parameters. 


We recommend having an Oceamo Lab Classic analysis every 2-3 months. This way, you can detect and counteract possible accumulation of pollutants (for example, through corroded technical components), before any effects become visible on animals. 

Together, we can also detect missing (trace) elements in your water and specifically address the deficiencies to further improve the health, coloration and growth of your coral. With our Custom Elements, we produce a tailor-made blend for your aquarium, which corrects all the defects in your tank identified during the analysis, to the ideal value.


2. Oceamo Fresh Water Analysis

Of course we also measure fresh water for you (pure water, osmosis water). At Oceamo, these samples are given full attention: because problems often arise in the reef tank already during the treatment of the source water. Our instruments are specially calibrated for your pure water samples, and we examine your sample for all relevant chemical parameters. - Our detailed evaluation focuses on assessing the suitability of your water for the aquarium and to give suggestions for improving the water treatment.


Oceamo Sampling Kits contain high purity sample vials (suitable for trace analysis).Sampling for the Classic analysis involves a 0.22 μm syringe filtration: this filters out microorganisms and particles from the water that could affect the result of the measurement.

You can find the sample sets for the sea water and the fresh water analysis in Aquarist shops and in our online shop.


4. Oceamo Analyse für Süßwasseraquarien

Häufig nachgefragt, und nun erhältlich: Mittels ICP-OES, Ionenchromatographie, KH-Titration sowie Leitfähigkeitsmessung werden alle relevanten Parameter (inkl. Nitrit) in Deinem Süßwasseraquarium erhoben.

Dadurch lassen sich Mängel und Anreicherungen erkennen, und die Düngung bzw die Aquarienpflege optimieren.


Wie üblich bei Oceamo mit ausführlicher persönlicher Interpretation der Ergebnisse. 

Oceamo Probennahme-Sets enthalten hochreine Probengefäße (geeignet für die Spurenanalytik). Die Probennahmen für Analysen von Aquarienwasses beinhalten eine 0.22 µm-Spritzenfiltration: Dadurch werden Mikroorganismen und Partikel aus dem Wasser gefiltert, welche ansonsten das Ergebnis der Messung beeinflussen könnten.

Probennahmesets für Meerwasser- und Reinstwasseranalysen findest Du im Fachhandel und in unserem Online-Shop.


10 good reasons for Oceamo


We can reliably determine fluoride, nitrite and nitrate in low concentrations with our ion chromatography.


Comprehensive advice: we explain what the measured values ​​mean and how you can further improve your aquarium.


Save postage costs! - Hand over your sample to the local Oceamo Partner.


Additional photometric analysis of phosphate. This gives you a very reliable phosphate value.


Extensive quality control. Standard practice from the field of pharmaceutical production.


Fast processing time. You get your results at a time when they are still relevant to your aquarium.


Reliable analysis results through filtration during sampling. We explain you the importance of this in this video (German only)


Scientifically sound methodology. Guaranteed by a decade of experience in research and pharmaceutical production, (PhD of chemical engineering).


Honest values. We only give decimals if they are meaningful and reliable. No deception of the customer.


We check unusual readings with a B sample. No false alarms due to incorrect results.