An aquarium's water pH level is often overlooked as owners think that they've done all necessary steps to change the water and everything should be fine. But checking pH is very important as wrong pH causes stress among fish and can even cause illness to the point of death. Test your aquarium water to make sure it isn't too alkaline for your fish. Tropical fish like Tetra, Betta, Barb, Catfish, Bichir and Corydoras like pH in range of 6.5 to 7. A tank with higher pH may cause freshwater fish to be irritable or even fall ill. Ensure your tank's pH is correct with the test strips. In case it pH is higher, use SunGrow Mini catappa leaves to lower the pH.
Sometimes, fish waste and plant decomposition can cause tank pH levels to drop to acidic levels of between 4.5 to 6.5. This can cause hard water fishes like Cichlids, Anabantids, Characins and Cyprinids to be irritable, fall ill or even die.
Instead of changing the whole tank of water constantly, test your tank water frequently with SunGrow pH Test Strips. Please note that the ideal pH varies from fish to fish, so always check what is the natural pH value for your pet and then test it.
Not only that, SunGrow pH Test Strips are suitable for resting a very wide range of products, including Soaps, aquarium water, drinking water, fruits and fruit juice, milk, oven cleaner, aquarium solutions, tea, soft drinks, urine, vinegar and bleach.
Each box of SunGrow pH Test Strips contains convenient strips that change colour according to water's pH levels. Just use a spoon or saucer to take out a bit of tank water, dip one SunGrow pH Test Strip in it and shake off any excess water. Make sure the coloured sections are covered. Wait for 2 seconds until the coloured sections change, then compare it to the colour scale for your results. Quick and simple! It is an essential item to start your very own home aquarium laboratory kit.