Water Change: How Much Water Should I Change?

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We are often asked “how big a water change should I give my aquarium?”. A good water change is the best thing that can be done for just about any aquarium, so I would say “change as much as you can.”

Aquarium Test Kits – Which One to Use?

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When I hear hobbyists talk about test kits, the conversation reminds me of some of the conversations I have heard about beer. “Oh that beer is good, but not as good as this beer.” or “I can’t believe anybody would drink that cheap beer.” Except instead of talking about beers, they are talking about aquarium […]

Water Testing Kits – How Close Is Close Enough?

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When I was touring the SeaChem laboratories, one of the scientists was discussing their approach to developing and constantly improving their water testing kits. She described their test for strontium, which takes about 10 minutes to complete and is testing for 8 parts per million. She emphasized the need for accuracy and asked if, at 8 […]