Loading the content...
Navigation
Account
Cart 0 items for 0.00

No products in the cart.

API pH Test Kit

‹Return to Previous Page
Description

Description

API pH Test Kit

Taking a few minutes each week to maintain and monitor aquarium conditions is the key to a healthy aquarium.  pH control is imperative to prevent the harmful effects of overly alkaline or acidic aquarium water on fish and plant life.  Fish require a specific pH level to thrive.  However, pH in an aquarium can fluctuate due to fish waste, addition of tap water and the build-up of natural acids.  Use this kit to easily and accurately measure the pH level and maintain a healthy freshwater community aquarium. For use in freshwater aquariums.

Why Test pH?
pH is the measure of acidity of water. A pH reading of 7.0 is neutral. A pH higher than 7.0 is alkaline, and a pH lower than 7.0 is acidic. Maintaining the aquarium at the proper pH ensures optimal water quality. The pH should be tested weekly, since natural materials in the aquarium (such as fish waste and uneaten food) can cause pH changes.
Testing Tips
The minimum pH reading for this kit is 6.0 and the maximum is 7.6. Under extreme water conditions, readings below the minimum will read 6.0 and above the maximum will read 7.6. pH adjustments outside the range of this kit will not show any changes until the pH of the aquarium water is within the range of this kit. When keeping livebearers, goldfish, African Cichlids or marine fish and invertebrates use the API HIGH RANGE pH TEST KIT.
Directions
1. Fill a clean test tube with 5 ml of water to be tested (to the line on the tube).
2. Add 3 drops of pH Test Solution, holding dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical position to assure uniformity of drops.
3. Cap the test tube and invert tube several times to mix solution.
4. Read the test results by comparing the color of the solution to the pH Color Card. The tube should be viewed in a well-lit area against the white area of the card. The closest match indicates the pH of the water sample. Rinse the test tube with clean water after use.
Recommended pH Levels
A pH of 7.0 is ideal when keeping a community aquarium containing a variety of tropical fish. Goldfish and livebearers prefer a pH of 7.5. Many Amazonian fish, like angelfish and neon tetras, prefer a pH of 6.5 to 6.8. Mollies and swordtails thrive at pH 7.2 to 7.5. To raise or lower the pH of a freshwater aquarium, use API pH UP® or pH DOWN®. To automatically adjust pH to a preset level, use API proper pH® 6.5, 7.0, or 7.5.

 

Reviews (0)

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “API pH Test Kit”

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Products

New! Sponge Bob Pineapple House Ornament Quick View

Sponge Bob Pineapple House

Sponge Bob Pineapple House Aquarium Ornament Here is the house from the Classic TV show Sponge Bob Square Pants. This would make a great addition to any aquarium or help to re-create your very own Bikini Bottom.
14.95 Add to basket
api-ammonia-test-kit Quick View

API Ammonia Test Kit

API Ammonia Test Kit.
  • Liquid test for fresh and saltwater
  • Tests ammonia levels from 0 to 8 ppm
  • Contains color chart, clear instructions and glass tube(s)
18.95 Add to basket
New! large-spongebob-ornament Quick View

Sponge Bob Ornament Large

Sponge Bob Ornament Large Big Sponge Bob Aquarium ornament. Stands approximately 6" high and 6.5" wide.
25.00 Add to basket
New! snail-trap Quick View

Snail Trap

Snail Trap Easy to use and very effective alternative to chemicals. Really clever design which offers quick sinking and easy clean snail removal.
7.95 Add to basket
New! CO2-Diffuser Quick View

CO2 Diffuser

CO2 Diffuser Special Features: User-friendly, nice in shape and high transparency. A simple way to efficiently dissolve CO2 into the water. Set up: Vertically place the CO2 Diffuser into the tank to fill up chamber with water. Connect the diffuser outlet with the pipe. Gently fill up the chamber of diffuser with CO2.
6.95 Add to basket
New! CO2-Disposable-co2-can Quick View

Disposable CO2 Can

Disposable CO2 Can Feature: Replacement CO2 canisters for ISTA CO2 Diffuser Set. Capacity: Contains 5500cc of CO2 gas (at 1 ATM 25oC). One canister provides 50 times of fill up to ISTA Diffuser. Caution: Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
17.95 Add to basket
Quick View

Aquael Leddy 80

Aquael Leddy 80
200.00 Add to basket
Sale!New! Quick View

Aquael Shrimp Set 30 liter

Aquael Shrimp Set 30 liter
120.00 100.00 Add to basket
Back to top