Best PH Meter ???????

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by Dirtbmw20, Nov 4, 2008.

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    Dirtbmw20

    Dirtbmw20 Well-Known Member

    I am in the stages of needing a PH meter and was wondering what the best one for the money is ??? I have been looking at the Hanna but there are two different ones and I am a little confused. They have a model# 98129 and then they have a model# 98130 but they look exactly the same to me.

    Can someone tell me what the majority of growers are using ????

    Can anyone give a suggestion as to a GOOD ph meter to buy ???

    Thanks for any and all suggestions. :peace:
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    switch10

    switch10 Well-Known Member

    I bought the $15 one on ebay and it works great.
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    NoDrama

    NoDrama Well-Known Member

    Expect to pay $120 + for a bona fide professional instrument. The kind with a replaceable tip.
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    Dirtbmw20

    Dirtbmw20 Well-Known Member


    I'm not really concerned with the price, I am just not sure what the best namebrand is to buy. I have no problems spending the $125.00-$150.00 on a meter, I just want to get the correct one the FIRST time. Anymore suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    racer3456

    racer3456 Well-Known Member

    if you want to get a good one and just buy it once in your lifetime and not have to worry about replacing it, spend $180 like i did, and get the hanna 98129. It is a pH, EC, PPM, and temperature all in one pen. It is highly accurate, and its very easy to calibrate. You can also replace the pH bulb as well. It has 1 and 2 point calibrations (but I always do the 2 point).
    It looks like the 98130 is for high EC concentrations, much higher than the scale the growers use (it measures in part per thousands, we use parts per million!) So don't bother with that model. I personally really like my pen and it works great. The only thing that would be better would be some high-end chemistry lab equipment. Those could run several hundred to possibly thousands of dollars. So, as far as growing is concerned, the Hanna 98129 is about the cadillac of EC and pH testers.
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    Dirtbmw20

    Dirtbmw20 Well-Known Member

    Awesome, thanks so much racer, a definite answer was what I was looking for. I have been looking at the Hanna 98129 and the 98130 meters, I have found the 98129 for $115.00 with free shipping, brand new, not used, the company had 3 of them I think. Thank you again.

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    racer3456

    racer3456 Well-Known Member

    $115??????? Damn hydro stores charging an arm and a leg. Man, i wish i would've found a deal like that. That's a great price for it. You'll be happy with your purchase.
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    growinman

    growinman Well-Known Member

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    Bamstone

    Bamstone Well-Known Member

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    Doalude

    Doalude Well-Known Member

    BLUE LABS Combo Meter!!!!!!!! Pricey but well worth it!!!!!!

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