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PostSubject: how to do ph test   Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:58 pm

Well this will seem weird to some well all of you but how do you do a ph test ive never done one and ive had my fish tank for almost 2 years and the only problem ive had is nothing lol! soo..... i was thinking my ph must be at a good level i just want to test it... what is high/low average levels... and feel free to add any extra information i may need to know Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: how to do ph test   Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:40 pm

Go & get yourself a pH test kit, well worth it..


pH stands for ‘potential of hydrogen’ and is the measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance.
The scale runs from -1.0 (Hydrochloric acid) to 13.9 (caustic soda) although most substances will fall between 1 and 9. Higher numbers are alkaline substances and lower numbers are acidic substances. The pH scale is logarithmic, meaning that pH 8 is ten times more alkaline than pH 7 and a hundred times more alkaline than pH 6. pH 7 is considered neutral as this is the pH level of pure water..
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PostSubject: Re: how to do ph test   Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:26 pm

laykoo wrote:
Well this will seem weird to some well all of you but how do you do a ph test ive never done one and ive had my fish tank for almost 2 years and the only problem ive had is nothing lol! soo..... i was thinking my ph must be at a good level i just want to test it... what is high/low average levels... and feel free to add any extra information i may need to know Very Happy

ph test are quick and easy to do, a kit will only cost the same price of one or two fish and will normally do about 50 tests.

Try and get something LIKE THIS or try and pick up a different test each week.

"If you keep good water you will keep good fish".





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PostSubject: Re: how to do ph test   Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:40 am

thanks... will do
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PostSubject: i use test strips...   Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:28 pm

i prefer test strips for ease of use.

though must admit been thinking of changing...
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PostSubject: Re: how to do ph test   Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:53 pm

wolverine wrote:
i prefer test strips for ease of use.

though must admit been thinking of changing...

Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad they are so in-accurrate mate....cheap and cheerfull is the word lol...

AquaOne do some great testing kits for around £7....bargain if you are serious...a MUST have for any fishkeeper.... Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: thanks curby..   Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:02 pm

I didnt post my full answer sorry,

problems with pc.... not had test strips for a while...

If in any doubt i take a sample to the local LFS coz being out of work recently as meant me swapping bristlenose for some
equipment. my next sale of bristles should pay for my next AQUAONE testers Smile

thanks again...
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PostSubject: Re: how to do ph test   Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:16 am

I have a digital one attached to the CO2 system on my main tank so i use this to do my water testing. so much eaier and more accurate than the strips or drops Smile

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