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Best PH tester ??

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by ArabKush, Feb 18, 2012.

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    ArabKush

    ArabKush Active Member

    for all who have tried ph testers,

    whats the best? what not to buy?
    and your experience


    thank you
     
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    Ilovebush

    Ilovebush Active Member

    Hey...new guy here. Obviously when thinking of Ph testers there are a few options out there that could fit any budget. First would be litmus paper which some people claim to be the most accurate in the economy line. Next u have the drop tester...I've been using this method successfully for years. Cost me $16 and will last at least 6 months. Easy to use and cheap! The best option would be a digital handheld Ph tester which start at around $70 or all in one res mounted with constant feedback. These vary in price according to ur needs. I like the Ph/ec/temp all in one which alerts with fluctuations...must have for hydro setups.
     
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    silverserf

    silverserf Well-Known Member

    You can get a cheap digital one on ebay for like $5 they work ok.

    SilverSerf
     
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    cary schellie

    cary schellie Active Member

    the only prob I got with the drop tester is when my nute solution is colored it hard to get a good reading (like if mollasses is added) Im gonna go digital
     
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    KidneyStoner420

    KidneyStoner420 Well-Known Member

    I vote digi as well. Mine I paid around $10 for on eBay.
     
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    Stoobie

    Stoobie Active Member

    I've got this one:
    http://www.greners.com/hanna-phep-4-meter.html
    It's accurate and reliable. It can be a bit slow to measure sometimes, but the results are consistent and accurate enough for my purposes.
    I also like using the sachets of pH calibration solutions...it's generally easier to use the pre-measured packet than to find a vial that'll fit the meter and won't waste a bunch of calibration solution. But that's just what works for me.
     
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    KidneyStoner420

    KidneyStoner420 Well-Known Member

    ^^^^^
    $100?????
     
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    del66666

    del66666 Well-Known Member

    i bought 2 of the cheapest on amazon...no problem so far.
     
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    KidneyStoner420

    KidneyStoner420 Well-Known Member

    Digital, del? What you use for up and down?
     
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    del66666

    del66666 Well-Known Member

    8 quid i think it was.............:weed:
     

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    KidneyStoner420

    KidneyStoner420 Well-Known Member

    Mine looks just like that, but it's yellow.

    LOL Seasick FTW, saw him on Top Gear a few years ago.
     
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    del66666

    del66666 Well-Known Member

    yeah i got a yellow 1 too so i can check them against each other........found his fame late in life.........
     
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    KidneyStoner420

    KidneyStoner420 Well-Known Member

    Are the yellow and red the exact same, other than the color?
     
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    del66666

    del66666 Well-Known Member

    yeah mate exactly the same.........doesnt seem any point in spending on a dear 1........had these for months
     
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    KidneyStoner420

    KidneyStoner420 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I've had my yellow one for a while. Just making sure the red was the same.
     
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    ArabKush

    ArabKush Active Member



    so i assume your growing hydro, and using this tester, so all is fine no problem with it? did you try to measure pepsi or cola?
    was the result 2.5?
     
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    ArabKush

    ArabKush Active Member


    are you sure its working fine?? did you try to measure pure ph down? or pepsi? did you get a result ?
    are you growing hydro with it ? and all is fine?
     
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    ArabKush

    ArabKush Active Member

    the reason i started this post, first , there isn't one like it about ph testers, second i had big issues with mine
    made my life measurable , am using this
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0..._m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0MJNRXFR54M5ET8ETBNE

    it can never be calibrated , every reading is different , it only works for water though even sometimes its 7.1 then 7.2 then 7.4, it changes even if i measure Respectively، and it takes around 5 minutes for the reading to stop, and i have to be 5 to 6 feet aways, because once i come close to it the reading goes crazy, i believe its very sensitive to human body electricity, and the best part is it killed my plant , it seems what ever i measure won't go below 5, i tried on pepsi and read online its at ph2.5, guess what, it was ph8, even though it was calibrated the same day, and tried on 37% HCL acid, and it was 5.8ph, and am sure it was supposed to be below 2

    so am looking for something that actually works

    thank for all the replays and help
     
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    tpsmc

    tpsmc Active Member

    Nutra-dip PH/TDS/Temp continuous meter. Note that this meter works great but gives insane readings while the digital ballast is running.

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    ArabKush

    ArabKush Active Member


    thank you,

    so you never had problems with it? can you please measure your ph down "pure" and see the results!
     

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