API pH Test And Adjuster Kit For Freshwater Fish Aquarium

API pH Test And Adjuster Kit For Fish Aquarium Monitors And Adjusts The pH Of Water To Create Healthy Freshwater Conditions
  • This kit allows you to easily and accurately test the pH level in your freshwater aquarium
  • It also allows you to adjust pH to a safe parameter for your fish
  • The pH of water refers to its level of acidity
  • Fish can tolerate small changes in water acidity, however it is vital to check how the build-up of organic material is affecting the water in your aquarium
  • Controlling pH is crucial to prevent harmful health effects or the loss of your fish
  • If the test provides a concerning result, the adjuster kit will bring the pH levels back to normal to keep your fish happy and healthy
  • The kit is designed to test pH levels from 6.0 to 7.6
  • Includes bottles of pH Up and pH Down to modify pH in aquarium water to desired levels
  • Contains 250 tests for prolonged, fast, accurate testing
  • It is recommended to monitor your aquarium conditions regularly to create a safe aquatic environment for your fish
  • This easy and accurate test kit will keep your fish in optimal health for a long and happy life

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 can cause pH changes (such as fish waste and uneaten food)

Pack contains:

  • 250 tests
  • 3 test bottles
  • Glass test tube
  • Colour chart
  • Easy-to-read instructions

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 ivertebrates use the API HIGH RANGE pH TEST KIT 

Directions for Use

  • Fill a clean test tube with 5mL of water to be tested (to the line on the tube)
  • Add 3 drops of pH Test Solution, holding dropper bottle upside down in a completely vertical position to assure uniformity of drops
  • Cap the test tube and invert tube several times to mix solution
  • Read the test results by comparing the colour of the solution to the pH colour 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 - 6.8
  • Mollies and swordtails thrive at pH 7.2 - 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