The threats to your aquarium system are threats that you cannot see. It is easy to guard against algae infestation or large parasites, but it is harder to be on your guard when the threats are invisible. It is precisely the fact that these threats are invisible that make them quite deadly to your system because your fish
and your plant life will only start exhibiting signs of stress and disease and degradation only when it is almost too late.
To prevent your water quality from degrading due to chemical compounds released by decaying waste, decaying plant life or undigested food, you should always be testing your water. The best test is a test for different chemical compounds. While these are great, the test should also test for pH level and alkalinity. Alkalinity impacts your fish and plant life's health tremendously because high acidity or too high of alkalinity seriously impacts your aquarium inhabitant's health. For great alkalinity tester, try the Lamotte KH/Alkalinity Test Kit 4491 - DR/Direct Reading Titrator Method from Pet Store
This system uses a new test method which is faster, more useful and helps you eliminate hazardous materials in your aquarium. Also this test does not use hazardous base materials. If you are looking for a better way to test your water's alkalinity level, try the Lamotte KH/Alkalinity Test Kit 4491 - DR/Direct Reading Titrator Method. Alkalinity is a crucial indicator of the health of your aquarium system. Always be consistently on the look out for fluctuations in alkalinity.
Direct reading titrator for Total Alkalinity. Range is from 0-200ppm with sensitivity in 4.0 ppm increments. Approximately 50 tests.
These kits are part of an ongoing effort by the LaMotte Company Research and Development team to produce new test methods and kits that are faster, easier-to-use, and reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous materials.