pH. abbreviation for potential hydrogen, a scale representing the relative acidity (or alkalinity) of a solution, in which a value of 7.0 is neutral, below 7.0 is acid, and above 7.0 is alkaline.
In Aquaculture changes in pH can affect the health of the species, so it is very essential to monitor the pH levels of the water.
Ideal pH levels
pH for water in shrimp ponds is pH range of 7.2 to 8.8
pH for water in fish ponds is pH range of 6.5 to 8.0
Either high or low pH will make the species prone to diseases, slow growth rate, affect immunity, reproductive system. When Un- ionized ammonia levels rise as temperature then pH increase
We have various products available to maintain pH levels, and to stabilize the quality of water. Then the question arises here is how do we know or detect the water pH levels?
pH level vary from time to time and it is important to check closed the pH levels and lass of pH might cause loss of the species in aquaculture.
With the advancement of Aquaculture, pH sensors are played a major role as it is important to determine the pH level in the water, failing to do so gives negative results in Aquaculture.
pH sensors are used to ensurewater quality, pH , Ammomia levels, Acidity, chemicals, waste management systems in Aquaculture. They also monitor and record water quality around the clock providing continuous data that can be used to identify trends and improve production. Almost any sensor can be used, including dissolved oxygen, temperature, pH, conductivity, salinity, turbidity, ORP, ammonia, flow, and level. Sensors can measure and store data at any interval you choose. These also work like all in one sensors. We have different sizes and varieties of pH testers available now, right from big monitors to pocket size pH sensors.
These should be installed at the right measuring point, and Aqua farmers should consult the technicians and take their advice before doing. They should also read the specifications, description, operation and safety of the product before using. These sensors are completely automated like just play and play and everything is detected.
These sensors are also called as intelligent detectors, which results in happy farming for the Aqua farmers.