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Using liquid test kits

Above: Liquid test kits involve adding a specified number of drops of one or more reagents to a water sample. Hold the bottle vertically so that the drop sizes are equal and correctly measured. Compare the final color change to a printed chart.

Below: This nitrite test shows a reading of 0. Img/litre, which is low but could still pose a problem for fish in the aquarium. The ideal level is zero for animal life.

Above: This broad range pH test shows a value of 8.5, reflecting alkaline water conditions. More specific high-range and low-range pH tests are available.

Below: This nitrite test shows a reading of 0. Img/litre, which is low but could still pose a problem for fish in the aquarium. The ideal level is zero for animal life.

Above: This broad range pH test shows a value of 8.5, reflecting alkaline water conditions. More specific high-range and low-range pH tests are available.

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The word aquarium originates from the ancient Latin language, aqua meaning water and the suffix rium meaning place or building. Aquariums are beautiful and look good anywhere! Home aquariums are becoming more and more popular, it is a hobby that many people are flocking too and fish shops are on the rise. Fish are generally easy to keep although do they need quite a bit of attention. Puppies and kittens were the typical pet but now fish are becoming more and more frequent in house holds. In recent years fish shops have noticed a great increase in the rise of people wanting to purchase aquariums and fish, the boom has been great for local shops as the fish industry hasnt been such a great industry before now.

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