Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) refers to the quantity of organic and inorganic material in your guppies’ aquarium water. The ideal TDS for guppies is between 320 – 500 ppm.
The TDS is one of the important factors to consider when keeping your guppy fish healthy. Other factors include the temperature and pH level. Thus, it is important to measure the level of total dissolved solids in your tank.
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You can get accurate TDS readings by using a TDS meter. A good meter is this 3 in 1 aquarium meter you can get on Amazon. Here’s how to measure TDS:
- Measure the temperature of the water, by dipping the TDS meter in the water to the maximum submersion level (see instruction manual).
- After measuring the temperature, switch the device settings to measure the TDS level (usually by pressing a button).
- Dip the TDS meter in the tank again. The TDS level appears on the display.
- Understanding Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) – Video – YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SNx-Pug8qE
- What is a good TDS reading for an aquarium? – Using a TDS meter to determine the proper TDS for your aquarium. – Atlantic Aquatics – https://atlantis-aquatics.com/tds-meter/
- Aquarium Supplies: List of Equipment & Accessories for Freshwater Fish Tanks – Fish Tank Basics
- What is TDS in the aquarium water? – The Aquarium Solution – https://www.theaquariumsolution.com/tds-what-does-it-mean-and-why-should-i-test
- Best place to order fish online – Fish Tank Basics