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Measuring pH in an aquarium

Nieuwkoop is an expert in the field of pH measuring in aquariums!

The best ph meter for your aquarium!

Monitoring and controlling the pH value in aquarium water is essential for the life it contains. We therefore offer various measuring instruments that measure the pH in an aquarium simply, but very accurately. This allows you to know exactly whether you need to lower or raise the pH value of your aquarium. This way you always know what is happening in the aquarium and you always measure with an accurate aquarium pH meter. Nieuwkoop B.V. recommends to use the PH1200 portable pH meter for an accurate measurement. This digital pH meter is very reliable and accurate.
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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 optimal living environment is created and then maintained. Measuring the pH is very important for this. At Nieuwkoop we offer two different options for measuring the pH value of your aquarium: First, we offer simple pH test strips to use in the aquarium. These give an indication of the pH value in the aquarium. For more accurate measurement, we offer several digital pH meters. These measure by measuring the effect of the water on the ‘liquid’ in the digital meter. By means of a very accurate sensor it is possible to see the pH value to two decimal places. For both methods of measurement we have various products that help with measurement.

How does a pH meter work in an aquarium?

The pH value is a chemical name for the acidity of a solution. Depending on whether you use a test strip or a digital pH meter, the way it works differs. For example, a test strip uses a simple way of measuring where the paper turns a different color when it comes into contact with the aquarium water giving an indication of the acidity. Nieuwkoop’s digital pH meters are much more accurate to two decimal places.

How does a pH test strip work in an aquarium?

When you measure the water with a pH test strip, the test strip will discolor based on the pH value of the water. The color 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 coloration will be different, but this is clearly indicated on the packaging. Important to realize is that this is an indication and not a specific measurement.

Digital pH meter for an 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. In this way you have a reliable measurement on which you can (re)adjust the conditions in the aquarium. In addition to accuracy, the digital pH meter is also much more reliable and a digital meter also has a longer life. A pH paper or test strips are immediately thrown away after use while the digital meter can be reused.

What pH value do I need in my aquarium?

The pH value of the water in an aquarium is therefore essential for the life it contains. What the optimal pH value is depends, for example, on the type of fish living in it. Check with the aquatics store what the best environment for your fish is. Nieuwkoop is the right address for the right solution for a reliable pH measurement in your aquarium.