No one has used a ph monitor?
Hello again, Ive recently switched back to hydro after having a go with soil growing and I really hate having to check my ph all the time because I feel like I have to verify my ph pen's results with the chemical ph solution because it is inconsistent. I would much rather be able to just walk into my room and glance at the current ph on a monitor. I was wondering if anyone out there has had any luck with ph monitors, and if so what brands seem to work the best for the money. I know monitors can be a little pricey but I am on a budget and wasnt looking to spend much more than $150.00 bucks. I really want this to work and I think i'm off to a much better start now then I was before but I absolutely need a ph meter of some kind and would much rather go with a ph monitor instead of another crappy pen (hanna hl 1270). Unless of course Advanced nutrients decides to get their heads out of their asses and release the PH/PPM perfect line already (they said it would be out "late summer"). Unfortunately that doesn't seem like its happening any time soon so for now I have to stick with current methods.
BTW I planned on making another post for this but I'll start it up here as well. Has anyone had any luck with using Advanced Nutrient's Mother Earth Super tea (MEST) grow or bloom as a standalone nutrient in hydro? I know it is supposed to be both an additive and a standalone. I would be interested in hearing how it worked as I planned on using it as a substitute for Pure blend Pro Grow in my girls' veg stage. I look forward to hearing what you guys have to say.
No one has used a ph monitor?
Thank you, but I already know what they do. Notice the brand of the monitor you posted is a hanna and I'm having issues with my current hanna meter. Obvoiusly I would be skeptical about using them again. I was asking if anyone has actually used a monitor of their own and what they thought of it, not where to buy one. You see ,my current meter is not accurate, and I would like to find a ph monitor to replace it that has a good track record. If its a really bomb one I wouldn't mind spending a little more $$ Is there anyone who actually uses one?
That is what was suggested to me by GypsyBush a well known user on this site: http://www.rollitup.org/members/gyps...ml?in-zoints=1
That is why I suggested it. I am using a Hanna also, this model: http://www.hannainst.com/USA/prods2....ode=HI%2098107
I am having no problems with mine
If your talking about a monitor and not a PH checker and something other than Hanna, then try http://www.stealthhydroponics.com/pr...od=134&xSec=36
or you could try Milwaukee at http://www.milwaukeetesters.com/hydroponics.html
Heres one that plugs into a wall wart so it runs off the wall socket.http://www.aquariumguys.com/phmonitor.html
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That last one you linked nodrama, is a great pH monitor. I have hear a lot of great things about it. The users cruzer101 and Earl are two growers that use that pinpoint monitor and love it
Last edited by tom__420; 10-04-2009 at 11:35 PM.
Thanks for all the input guys!
Just to offer a counterpoint... try the pH drops as once you get comfortable interpreting the color differences, they are without a doubt more accurate than most of the pens out there under $800 or so. Cheap, always reliable, simple. Gone through many different pH pens/electrodes & they vary between manufacturers (brand new & calibrated), how you measure, when you measure, the battery life, the electrode reference gel life, semi-permeable membrane clogging/breaking, etc, etc, etc. Peace.