Originally Posted by mfdrookie516
This was my whole point. I totally see how it is important, but what I was getting at was why it seems that all who are new to the hobby have a pH test kit, and pH up and pH down. But, ammonia and nitrite seem to go on the backburner.
Exactly .... Well ... again from a science teacher stand-point ... how many of us really learned about the nitrogen cycle back in school
? But ... I'll bet most of us knew about the dangers of mixing ammonia and bleach right ...?
pH is just more of a part of our upbringing than we consider .... so when new aquarium owners see pH products ... well the connection is made.
And yet, what about ammonia? Well isn't that just something used to clean toilets
I agree, pH is way overstated for novice aquarists.
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