View Full Version : pH Tests

09-03-2002, 10:08 AM
I was reminded of this by SGypsyMermaid's post in the lounge about a pH of 8.2 being good for most of the African Cichlids:

I personally maintain [i:dbf5c6c2a7]my[/i:dbf5c6c2a7] pH at a precise 8.21976458, but I have [i:dbf5c6c2a7]heard[/i:dbf5c6c2a7] that it can be difficult to read the silly little charts and determine what color the little vial really is :). Does anyone here actually have precise enough control over their pH to say that it is "eight-point-two"? If so, how do you manage to test it so accurately? I hate the bloody color charts!


09-03-2002, 02:46 PM
hi, don't kill yourself over being too exact...as long as it's close you should have no problem


09-03-2002, 02:53 PM
i agree with wkwan

09-04-2002, 03:11 PM
[quote:1081aaa213="wkwan"]hi, don't kill yourself over being too exact[/quote:1081aaa213]

Oh, I don't! :) I can confidently say that my pH is somewhere in the 7.5-8.5 region. The fish are fine, or course. I just read in books all the time that the optimum pH is such-and-such ridiculously accurate number, and wondered if I was missing something.


09-08-2002, 11:11 PM
I've always used the cheap color meters, but I know the accurate electronic ones are out there you know I've never seen one :? , seems like everyone has one on that other site :nervous: .Quite often I use the hottub test strip to do a quickie

03-26-2011, 09:08 PM
use liquid test kits

03-27-2011, 06:42 AM
adam, I think they figured it out, after all its only been 9 years since the last post:mrgreen::wink::mrgreen::wink:

03-27-2011, 10:16 AM
i know i went to the oldest post hahah