Water Testing: How and With What Kit

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To keep track of water quality, which is the absolute UNDERPINNING of fish health, you need to test the water and some of you may have noticed that there are test kits that cost literally HUNDREDS of dollars. (The Hach Kit – Sweet!)

Do you really need that? What kind of kits do you really need?

Water Testing: How and With What Kit

Water Testing: How and With What Kit

Water Testing: How and With What Kit

It’s pretty simple, really. If you have Ammonia levels in the water it’s a problem. If the pH is a point below neutral, there’s a problem. A full point above neutral is just okay. You get the idea there that a “range” within a half a point accuracy is entirely fine.

A “range” within a half a point accuracy is entirely fine.

Here’s a video about Water Testing: How and With What Kit – in which I tell you about the different kits and home-in on the best one, the one that I use all the time.

Water Testing: How and With What Kit

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Dr Erik Johnson

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.