Test your aquarium's pH level with API's pH Test Kit, pH Test and Adjuster Kit or pH Test Strips.
The best way to keep your aquarium clean is to maintain good water quality. This will help keep your fish strong and vibrant and prevent disease. Water conditioners and test kits from API can help you keep your aquarium water safe and healthy.
It is important to test your aquarium water weekly to ensure it stays healthy for your fish. In addition, a bi-weekly partial water change of no more than 25% will help reduce toxic buildup, remove debris the filter missed, and replenish the oxygen available to your fish.
Feed your fish twice a day, check their water temperature, and observe them to make sure they are active. You should also test water quality weekly for optimal safety. For fish to thrive, their water must closely match that of their natural environment—poor water quality can cause stress, illness and even fish loss. The 6 important parameters for healthy aquarium water are ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH and water hardness (GH & KH). All of these can vary over time and are invisible to the eye.
In a closed aquarium environment, there are no natural rivers or streams to carry away debris and other waste materials. That is why you should replace 25% of your aquarium water every two weeks, making sure to add water conditioner to your tap water to make it safe for your fish. You should also change your filter media and clean your gravel monthly. Adding beneficial nitrifying bacteria with API Quick Start when you do will help restore your aquarium’s fragile ecosystem and avoid disruption.
Use test kits weekly to monitor water quality parameters, which can vary over time and impact the health of your fish.
Using this every week will help keep your aquarium clean and your gravel and ornaments sludge-free.
Use weekly to control algae growth and keep aquarium glass, ornaments and plants clean.
Use every 2 weeks during water changes to make tap water safe, and when adding fish, or when fish are injured.
The team at API has a passion for fish and understands the rewards and relaxation fishkeeping can bring. For almost 60 years, they have developed premium products with a focus on proven and effective results. API offers a range of testing kits, water conditioners and nutritionally superior fish foods. They are dedicated to making a better underwater world for the benefit of fish and those who keep them.
I did not see anywhere when I bought this that it should not be used in aquariums with live plants. Even checking it now all I see is a FAQ answer which was posted after I bought this. I did not use this product so it might be 5 star but the product page, or video even, needs to call out this limitation. Maybe someone will read this and save a few bucks buying something they can't use.
I've been using Proper pH 7.0 and 7.5 for 20 years (more or less.) The water where I live has always been very basic (8 to 8.5) and not ideal for my community or goldfish tanks. I've tried adding acids - it never lasts. I've used catappa leaves and driftwood with different degrees of success. However... the browned water doesn't look good in all of my tanks, and the effect can take a while to set in. This stuff, though, always works. Though it warns that hard water might become cloudy, I've never really experienced that problem. Proper pH lasts in the tank so that you only need to add it when the pH starts to climb again. On top of that - I've used way "over expired" product (don't judge, I ran out, had old stuff stashed in a box, and it was kinda an emergency,) and it still worked INSTANTLY. I don't use this in planted/natural tanks. That's better done with driftwood, alder cones, and catappa leaves. But if you're trying to get your artifical environments balanced, this is the thing to use.
I have a tank with oscars, blood parrots, a synodontis catfish and a Redfin shark who are picky when it comes to the PH of their home and are prone to not feel good with the slightest change. This helps so much…it gets my water babies feeling back to normal fast!
Keeps the levels in the fish tank good. Love API products, its all I use.
I’ve seen a difference in my black mollies and it really increase my ph levels from a 6.0 to a 7.5. My fish love Chewy .
I love this product. It does the job&i can see a difference in my fish. They to love cheey.com
This is the only Treatment we have found that has worked. We have had problems with the PH since we moved here, we have tried a number of products none have worked. We are happy with the results, the goldfish like it also. thank you!