Bluelab Multimedia PH Probe....

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by Chip Green, Aug 9, 2018.

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    Chip Green

    Chip Green Well-Known Member

    After much deliberation, I finally invested in a BlueLab meter. I ended up going with the Multimedia setup. Its was listed on BluLabs website as a new item, had very minimal(nothing negative) reviews elsewhere on the interwebs…. Anybody else have one of these? Im sorta curious about the lifespan of these types of probes, in comparison to the traditional Soil probe, and or solution probe. I had no previous experience with a quality PH meter.
    Yea or Nay?
     
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    Moflow

    Moflow Well-Known Member

    Yea..... nay
    I used to own one til I broke it ffs.
    I use soil now so don't bother with pHing so I just use the bluelabs ec truncheon.
    Great piece of equipment.
     
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    xtsho

    xtsho Well-Known Member

    I have the Bluelab pH pen. Probably the best ph pen I've bought. A little expensive but the quality is worth the price. It's very well built. The issue I have is that the probe is not replaceable in the unit I have.
     
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    Kingrow1

    Kingrow1 Well-Known Member

    Bluelab has the quality and accuracy for us hobbyists, i recomend it.

    You do mot need to use any ph for soil, its a solid and already set :-)
     
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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    Hanna instruments are used in reference laboratories around the world. Don't pay for the Blue name unless you're into branding.
     
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    Kingrow1

    Kingrow1 Well-Known Member

    He already did buy a bluelab....
     
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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    I post as well for newer growers or those considering adding equipment. Blue is great but pay extra for a name.
     
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    Herb & Suds

    Herb & Suds Well-Known Member

    Have had my blue lab since 2009 I have had to replace probe twice ...china knock offs work fine
     
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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    For the purposes of most in here I totally agree.
     
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    1212ham

    1212ham Well-Known Member

    I can't answer about the lifespan of that type of probe, but proper care seems to be the secret. Don't let it dry out and keep it in storage solution! From what I've read, good probes (for liquids) last one to several years. You'll just have to come back and give us a review after you've had it a while. ;)

    I bought a quality meter after getting fed up with a Milwaukee PH600 and a POS Hanna checker! I paid around $115 for a Milwaukee MW102PH, and it's been perfect so far. It read .04 points high when new and hasn't changed in the few weeks I've had it, never bothered to re calibrate.

    It's been out a while and found some great reviews and info. The brewers are serious about ph meters and some of the posters were chemists.
    I learned a lot about ph meters by following links! https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/threads/ph-meter-milwaukee-mw101-vs-mw102.448189/

    "Researching the web I made an interesting observation. Hanna, Milwaukee, and Adwa are very likely the same company. They all have office at EXACTLY the same address in Hungary.
    ...Alsókiköto sor 11., H-6726 Szeged...."
     
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    Chip Green

    Chip Green Well-Known Member

    Oh I definitely had Hanna on the top of the list, I dug for months before pulling the trigger. Really the only reason I got the bluelab in the end was I found a fantastic Ebay deal, too good to pass up.
    A bit intrigued as well by this new "Leap" probe....one probe for all my needs.
     
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    Kingrow1

    Kingrow1 Well-Known Member

    I forget the basics but any shit probe should work fine as its the unit not the probe which determines accuracy.
     
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    Kingrow1

    Kingrow1 Well-Known Member

    After running a bluelab my only complaint is that the probe dries quick in that small cap meaning it needs filling every couple months when not in ise.

    A more exspensive one has longer term storage generally as bigger storage for the probe.
     
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    Dr. Who

    Dr. Who Well-Known Member

    They work. Should last ok....CAREing for it is going to be the key!

    The company I worked for, before retiring....Used a mix of meters....One of the labs had an issue..
    The company recalled all BlueLab equipment and went to nothing but Hannah....
    I have to say. Once you get up to the $250+ level of spending on a lab quality meter.....Hannah rules the labs and farms....
     
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    Diesel0889

    Diesel0889 Well-Known Member

    I have owned blue lab and Hanna and both preformed flawless. I would buy one or the other and not regret my decision one bit. Until I have reason to not like one or the other I'll buy what's on sale lol... unless a new model came out and I may check that out. My current blue lab has worked great for the 2 years of use so far. I expect when I get set up again soon it will continue.
     
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    Chip Green

    Chip Green Well-Known Member

    I had no doubt Blulab was quality, what I was ignorant on was this new "Leap" probe, which is universal, for all media, and solution testing. I really like it, was just curious about the longevity!
     

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