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Archive for October, 2012

GH General Hardness 101 – Testing Your water

October 28th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Articles, Understanding Your Water

gH stands for General Hardness.  This is the measure of how much dissolved minerals your water contains which is mostly calcium & magnesium but also contains other mineral ions. The other mineral ions however are not as significant and are much harder to measure. Naturally occurring water and tap water around the world have different [read more…]

Testing for KH – Carbonate Hardness 101

October 20th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Understanding Your Water

Carbonate Hardness is something that you need to understand and to take in consideration when you think of your water. Although it does not directly affect your shrimp or fish, it does play a big part in your waters pH (Potential Hydrogen/Alkaline or acid level) in your tank. The “K” in kH is from the [read more…]

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