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PH Testing 1 - 14
Does anyone know where I can buy (in the UK) a PH testing kit thaqt ranges from 1-14. I know that the Alkalinity of my water is very high and the highest kit I can find is 9.4. I dotn really want to buy one of them if it is higher than that as it will be a waste of money ya know?
I would prefer a liquid kit to a testing strip one but any will do at the moment as my HC is not doing too well and the only thing I can think it is is the hardness and alkalinity and such of the water. Which I still cant get my head around by the way. All the guides I have found on KH and all that are gobbledeegook to me!
Anyways thanks all
API make liquid test kits that are very reliable; most of the members here use it. Sera (if I spelt that correctly) also make reliable kits, though more expensive.
For info on hardness and pH, have a read of my article in the Freshwater Article section, here's the direct link:
Thank you for your reply. I do have a PH testing kit but it goes to the colour of the top end of the card very quickly which is why I thought it might be higher than 7.5. I will just buy a high end range one then and go from there. Thanks for the link as well, I shall peruse that tonight :)
no single test kit can measure 1-14. At least not accurately. You would probably need at least 5 different tests and indicator solutions. But beyond that no way you will come in contact with the entire pH range. Like a pH of 3 or lower and your looking at some serious acids. Same with stuff with a really high pH, its hazardous to handle as well.
Yes of course it is, how dumb am i?? lol
I agree- Depending on your PH from your water supply, either a 'normal' ph test (range 4.0-7.4) or a high-ph test (7.0-8.8) will definately suffice..
Here's a list of items with their normal PH-
1.5 – 2.0
Orange or apple juice
Tea or healthy skin
Healthy human saliva
6.5 – 7.4
7.34 – 7.45
7.7 – 8.3
9.0 – 10.0
Thanks bud :)
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