Your fish live in water, make sure their environment supports life and health. Its all about the water!
pH Our koi are kept at 7.5 to 7.8 , Our goldfish are kept at 7.8 to 8. The pH of your water has an impact on several aspects of water quality & water chemistry. If your pH drops below 6.0, the nitrification bacteria that keep your ammonia and nitrites (toxic to fish) at zero ppm, will begin to die off.Tank or fish pond water with a low pH is highly acidic and will burn a fish's skin. Young fish are more sensitive to higher acidic water than adult fish. Fish water that has a pH of 5 is too acidic and will kill off fish eggs, they will not hatch.
Changing pH LevelsUse this pH water test kit , if your fish tank water pH levels are too low, the water is too acidic. To raise the pH level up to 7 you can add limestone or crushed coral to the water or bicarb of soda, also aerate the tank water with an air pump to eliminate excess carbon dioxide that has formed in the low pH water,.
Ammonia Test NH4/NH3 fresh water testing kit to monitor the levels of ammonia and ammonium in your aquarium or pond. This easy-to-use water testing pack includes 3 x 15ml bottles of testing solution providing up to 60 individual tests, water vial, freshwater test chart and direction for use. Use to determine the levels of toxicity within your pond or fish tank to prevent fish deaths.
Phosphate Both fish waste and feeding are possible causes for phosphate introduction in your fish tank or pond water. A part is taken up as a nutrient by plants, an excess, however, provides nutrition for unwanted algae.
Test your water with the phosphate water testing kit quickly and easily for your current phosphate levels, then read the blog to treat