Measuring pH in an aquarium

Measuring pH in an aquarium

Measuring pH in an aquarium

Monitoring and controlling the pH value in aquarium water is essential for the fish and plants that live in the aquarium. We know all about professional measuring and offer various (digital) measuring instruments which measure the pH in an aquarium simply but very accurately. This allows you to know exactly whether you should decrease or increase the pH value in your aquarium. We teach you everything you need to know about measuring and acting like a professional!

How can I measure the pH value in my aquarium water?

An aquarium is home to all kinds of living creatures and organisms. It is essential for this life that an optimum living environment is created and then maintained. Measuring the pH is very important for this.

At Nieuwkoop we offer two different possibilities to measure the pH value of your aquarium:

  1. Firstly, we offer simple pH test strips for use in the aquarium. These provide an indication of the pH value in the aquarium.
  2. For more accurate measurement, we offer several digital pH meters. These measure the effect of the water on the ‘liquid’ in the digital meter. By means of a very accurate sensor, the pH value can be seen to two decimal places.

For both measurement methods, we have various products to help you.

How does pH measurement work in an aquarium?

The pH value is a chemical name for the acidity of a solution. Depending on whether a test strip or a digital pH meter is used, the effect differs. A test strip gives an indication of the acidity based on the colour of the pH paper. This is sufficient for a swimming pool or a small aquarium, but if you have to deal with plants and various fish then it is important to be able to measure more accurately. Digital pH meters are in most cases much more accurate and offer insight up to 1 or 2 numbers after the comma. At Nieuwkoop BV we stand for accurate measuring. Check out our digital pH meters and indicators.

How does a pH test strip work in an aquarium?

When you measure the water with a pH test strip, the test strip will change colour according to the pH value of the water. The colour change depends on the range of pH test strips used. For example, there are pH test strips with a broad range, 0-14 pH, but also with a more specific range such as 4-7 pH. The colouring will then be different, but this is clearly indicated on the packaging. It is important to realise that this is an indication and not a specific measurement.

Digital pH meter for the aquarium

For a more accurate measurement of your aquarium water, we recommend using a digital pH meter. This measures in 1 or 2 decimal places, depending on the model. This gives you a reliable measurement which you can use to (re)adjust the conditions in the aquarium. In addition to accuracy, the digital pH meter is also much more reliable and has a longer service life. A pH paper or test strips are thrown away immediately after use whereas the digital meter can be reused.

What pH value do I need in my aquarium?

Which pH value do I need in my aquarium?

Nieuwkoop is the right address for a solution to a good reliable pH measurement in your aquarium.