- pH -
power of Hydrogen, which is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity
of a solution, numerically equal to 7 for neutral solutions, increasing
with increasing alkalinity and decreasing with increasing acidity.
pH For Dummies
The pH (power of Hydrogen) level in a saltwater aquarium is a constant concern to most aquarists. Whereas the occupants in a FO (Fish Only) tank can tolerate a fairly wide range of pH levels for periods of time with no major harm, the occupants of a reef tank rely heavily on a constant pH level in the right range to just survive, let alone thrive.
Testing Your Aquarium Water
Taking the time to test your saltwater aquarium water whether it is a fish-only or reef tank system is a very important part of maintenance, as it gives you an analysis of the condition or quality of the environment your marine inhabitants are living in.
More pH & Alkalinity Resources
Information about the relationship between pH and alkalinity and how to measure and control or keep these chemical elements at steady levels.