Category: Water Quality

Water Quality Matters

Managing water quality is the single most important skill required to keep happy and healthy fish that grow well. If you take care of the water the fish will largely take care of themselves. Learn how to detect pollution by careful observation of your fish and plants coupled with regular water analysis using simple test kits.

Alkalinity Test Kit

  How to use the Salifert alkalinity test kit Place a 4ml water sample in the test vial using the syringe provided. Add 4 drops of the indicator solution Carefully add, a drop at a time, the reagent. Gently swirl

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Water Quality

Three Top Ammonia Test Kits for Happy Fish

A reliable ammonia test kit is an essential item for all fish keepers. Ammonia is a key parameter to monitor as it is acutely toxic but continuously being produced by the fish. These drop kits are much more reliable than

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Water Quality

Fish Tank pH – why it is so important.

What is pH? As fish keepers we cannot afford to ignore pH. It has a profound affect on an enormous range of biological and chemical processes that occur within a fish tank. Nitrification, photosynthesis and the toxicity of ammonia and

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Nitrate in fish tanks

Nitrate is a key element in all aquaponic systems as it’s formation, and assimilation, is vital for the health of both fish and plants. Chemically speaking, nitrate exists as NO3–. This means that one nitrogen atom is coupled to three

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Water Quality

Fish Tank Temperature

The water temperature of your pond, or aquarium, plays a fundamental role in determining how active fish are. This in turns will have both a direct and an indirect affect on water quality. Fish, unlike mammals and birds, are unable

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