Water Quality

Fish Tank pH and kH

** This post contains affiliate links. ** It’s time for everyone’s favorite topic: water quality! Today we will be learning about your fish tank pH and supporting kH, also known as alkalinity. What is pH? Fish tank pH is a measure of the hydrogen ion concentration in a solution. Hydrogen ions play an important role …

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Old Tank Syndrome

cleaning fish tank substrate with gravel vacuum

What is Old Tank Syndrome? This occurs in fish tanks and ponds with the following water quality parameters: pH: <6.0 Alkalinity (kH): <50 mg/L, usually 0 mg/L Ammonia: >1.5 mg/L Nitrite: >0 mg/L Nitrate: >40 mg/L The loss of buffers (alkalinity) can lead to pH swings and a pH crash. The low pH actually protects …

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No Pond Quick Start

Putting in a new pond comes with lots of challenges. You built it perfectly with great filtration and put in the most amazing fish, but your ammonia is off the charts and you can’t get your filter to start cycling. (Cycling is the process wherein good bacteria convert toxic ammonia to toxic nitrite to safe …

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