Water Quality

How to Fix Poor Water Quality

So, you’ve tested your water and found something off. Or maybe you’ve noticed a small slide in your previous recordings. How should you fix poor water quality without making things worse? Ammonia Too High This is the most common problems in most fish setups. As the primary fish waste, high levels indicate your filtration hasn’t …

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Water Quality Ranges

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Here are the water quality ranges for the most common types of pet fish. Click here to find water quality requirements for more exotic fish species. Goldfish (indoors & outdoors) Water Quality Ranges Parameter Range Ammonia ≤ 0.1 mg/L (ppm) Nitrite 0 mg/L Nitrate < 20 mg/L pH 6.5-9.0 kH (alkalinity) > 100 mg/L gH …

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Salt Treatment in Fish Systems

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** This page contains affiliate links where we get a small percentage of your purchase for our recommendations. ** Salt is a normal component of many fish systems. Saltwater and brackish systems require salt on a continual basis. But what about freshwater systems? Some internet pages recommend an occasional salt treatment or a low salinity …

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Water Quality Basics

** This post contains affiliate links that pays us a small percentage for your purchases from our recommendations. ** Water quality is the #1 factor in influencing fish health. By testing it regularly with a reliable test kit, you can significantly increase your fishes’ quality of life, no matter the species.  The Nitrogen Cycle In …

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The Nitrogen Cycle

As you may well know, water quality is a significant aspect of pet fish health. Like the air we breathe, the water a fish swims in is directly linked to their overall health. As a fish veterinarian, we routinely test the water our patients swim in for various parameters. We discussed pH and kH previous, …

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