Water Chemistry 101
Understanding the key elements that make up your water quality is an important part in advancing from beginner to experienced aquarist. There is an old saying , we aren’t actually managing the fish, we are managing the water. Here is a basic rundown of what we measure and why.
PH or Potential Hydrogen is a measure of the acidity of water, the scale runs from 0 to 14 with PH of 7.0 being neutral, below 7.0 being acid and above 7.0 being alkaline or base.
TDS / Conductivity