Notes on the Hydrogen Ion Concentration, Excess Base, and Oarbon-dioxide Pressure of Marine Aquariu u Waters.
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
Volume 99, Issue 4, pages 601–614, February 1929
How to Cite
BROWN, E. M. (1929), Notes on the Hydrogen Ion Concentration, Excess Base, and Oarbon-dioxide Pressure of Marine Aquariu u Waters. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 99: 601–614. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.1929.tb01444.x
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Received June 11, 1929
- 1Water from tanks and reservoirs at the Societ.y's Aquarium has bee11 examined over a period of a year with respect to excess base, hydrogen ion concentration salinity, oxygen content, and pal tial pressure of carbon dioxide.
- 2Similar estimations have been carried ont on fresh sea-water sent froin tile Bay of Biscay, Plymouth outside sea-water, Plymouth dquariuin water, aud tank water from University College Aquarium, London.
- 3In all cases the values are found to deviate from the normal to a greater or less extent.
- 4Plymouth Aquarium water maintains a nearly constant pH, as it is treated with lime, but is supersaturated with carbon dioxide.
- 5The Society's Aquarium shows the greatest variation in hydrogen ion concentration and partial pressure of carbon dioxide, but the animals adapt themselves to this.
- 6The rate at which the excess base alters in the Aquarium when a new consignment of water is used was examined.
- 7The advantages of liming aquarium water are discussed.