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Quick and easy water testing
Blog post written by Gary | 17 February 2016 | Category: Aquarium maintenance
Your fish and plants will thrive and grow if the water in the aquarium is kept at its optimum quality. Over time, it is very easy for the Nitrate and pH to reach toxic levels even if you are changing the water regularly.
To monitor your aquarium water it is ideally best to check the quality once a month, as this time span will pick up any problems that could potentially be building up in your aquarium water. This then allows you to effectively deal with the problem before the fish are affected by the water quality.
Using a test strip allows you to check up to 6 parameters in one go, giving a quick visual guide to any problems which may be present in the aquarium water. Most test strips have Nitrate, Nitrite and pH as the main essential tests, with secondary tests being GH, KH and Chlorine.
All test strips are easy to read with colour graduation results showing when a water parameter is incorrect and how to rectify to bring the water back to optimum quality.
At Weald Aquatics we have Tetra 6 in 1 and API 5 in 1 test strips. Both have 25 test strips which will give you up to two years of water testing. Tetra 6 in 1 test strips are for freshwater testing only; API 5 in 1 test strips can be used for testing both freshwater and saltwater aquariums.
Tetra 6 in 1 test strips include Nitrate, Nitrite, pH, KH, GH, and Chlorine. Price £12.75
API 5 in 1 test strips include Nitrate, Nitrite, pH, KH and GH. Price £11.99
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