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API PH TEST KIT 250-Test Freshwater Aquarium Water pH Test Kit
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- Contains one (1) API PH TEST KIT 250-Test Freshwater Aquarium Water pH Test Kit, including 1 bottle of testing solution, 1 color card and 1 glass test tube with cap
- Helps monitor and adjust pH and prevent invisible water problems that can be harmful to fish
- Accurately reads pH 6.0 - 7.6 and helps avoid fish loss
- Because different geographies have different tap water conditions, and different fish need different pH levels to be healthy, API helps measure pH levels & detect pH fluctuation caused by fish waste, uneaten food and addition of tap water.
- Use for weekly monitoring and when water or fish problems appear
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Keep your fish healthy and thriving by testing your aquarium water's pH regularly with easy-to-use API pH TEST KIT for freshwater aquariums. Testing water parameters weekly helps prevent invisible water problems that can be harmful to fish. pH is the measure of acidity of water, on a scale ranging from 0 to 14. A pH of 0 is the most acidic, while a pH of 14 is the most alkaline. Different geographies have different tap water conditions with different pH levels, while fish require a specific pH level to thrive. 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. API pH TEST KIT for freshwater aquariums test a wide range of pH levels from 6.0 to 9.0. Just dip a strip directly into your aquarium, and use the color-coded chart to determine if your water is safe or if adjustments are needed. Then follow the recommendations to treat the water – it's that simple!
With API Aquarium products, it’s easy to keep a beautiful saltwater, freshwater or reef aquarium. For over 50 years, API has been creating innovative, research-driven solutions that make it easier to care for your fish and aquarium. API Aquarium Treatment Supplies are designed to work in conjunction with each other to provide best results to control algae, promote healthy bacterial growth and help control and cure fish diseases and conditions such as ich and fin rot. They work to provide a safe, hospitable environment for fish such as tropical community fish, cichlids, goldfish and more. With API, you can spend more time admiring your fish, and less time scrubbing your tank. Make sure to use all products as directed in order to ensure the best results.
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|Item Dimensions||2.38 x 1.5 x 5.12 in||3.5 x 9.12 x 4.62 in||1.62 x 2.75 x 5.12 in||2.38 x 1.5 x 5.12 in||1.75 x 3.5 x 6.5 in||1.5 x 4 x 6 in|
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As far as the test itself, freshwater ph testing kits never seemed very accurate in my opinion. I have a 65 gallon freshwater tank and the ph fluctuates way too wildly according to these tests. My tank is well established and I've had it for years.
After doing a little research, I came to find out I'm not the only one. Apparently most home test kits for ph aren't terribly accurate, which very minor things affecting the results.
I'm not going to give it a BAD review because I don't think the product is actually flawed, more that this method of testing ph for a tank is probably flawed. The biggest complaint I have is the test tubes being less durable than they should be.
For anyone with spending a lot of time and effort keeping the PH of the water under control, I would recommend chosing fish that can tolerate a wide range of PH levels and preferrably those that prefer the natural PH of the water at your house. There are plenty to choose from. If the sales person at the petshop is not helpful, you can always look up the info online first.
Am not criticizing in vain API PH kit, I have cross examined with different water parameters buffered to 7.0 using Seachem natural regulator but and the kit gave me 7.6, tested the same water with HANNA and BLUE PEN devices that showed 7.0 ph as expected.
I have bought 2 of these API PH kits and all same wrong results....SAD