Water Quality Conundrums

Since we all have more time on our hands at home, we thought we’d do something a little bit different. Below are 5 water quality results. It is up to you to determine what the issues are, name the syndrome, if present, and how to correct the results to make them safe for fish! You can download the entire worksheet with testing results here.

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Here’s some study materials to get you started:

Problem 1: 50-gallon goldfish tank

ParameterValue
Ammonia3 mg/L
Nitrite0 mg/L
Nitrate0 mg/L
pH4.5
kH0 mg/L
Temperature70 F
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Problem 2: 2,000-gallon koi pond

ParameterValue
Ammonia1.5 mg/L
Nitrite0 mg/L
Nitrate0 mg/L
pH7.5
kH200 mg/L
Temperature70 F

Problem 3: 10-gallon betta tank

ParameterValue
Ammonia0.5 mg/L
Nitrite0.1 mg/L
Nitrate5 mg/L
pH8.0
kH200 mg/L
Temperature70 F
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Problem 4: 500-gallon koi pond

ParameterValue
Ammonia0.5 mg/L
Nitrite0.1 mg/L
Nitrate80 mg/L
pH7.5
kH200 mg/L
Temperature74 F

Problem 5: 1-gallon betta bowl

ParameterValue
Ammonia0.75 mg/L
Nitrite0 mg/L
Nitrate0 mg/L
pH6.5
kH10 mg/L
Temperature74 F

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