Easy Adjust pH Up
Use for: Treating aquariums with a pH of 6.5 or lower
The pH of water may be described as acid, neutral or alkaline. pH is measured on a scale of 1-14, 1-7 is considered acid, 7 is neutral and 7-14 is considered alkaline.
Most species of commonly kept tropical and coldwater fish will thrive in a pH of between 6.5 and 8.5. A pH outside this range will cause fish stress. Stress is the single most common cause of fish disease in home aquariums.
- Measure the pH of the aquarium water
- Consult the graphic in the product leaflet for specific advice on the results. If corrective treatment is required it must be carried out each day for the designated number of days to reduce fish stress
- Calculate your aquarium volume
- Place 1 measure (1ml) of the appropriate adjusting compound for every 25.5 L of aquarium water into a cup of warm water. Then disperse the solution over the aquarium surface
- Upon completion of the dosage retest the water. Usually this will bring the pH to an acceptable level however depending on the water you may need to carry out further treatment
Different species of fish evolve in water with different pH levels. It is important to match these pH levels as closely as possible if your fish are to fulfil their potential for health and vitality. It is also important that community fish are compatible with your water's pH and each other.
It is not normal to have to frequently adjust the pH of aquarium water. It is important to decide what is causing the variation in pH and seek a solution to it. It is quite safe though to complete 10 full courses of treatment without harm to the fish.