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hillegom
12-12-2011, 10:06 PM
Basically I'd like to buy a ph meter and wanted to know what you peeps are using/like and why. I have never had one so am clueless.
Tired of using chemicals for ph and wanted one that I could also use in a freshwater dip to equalize the ph in the dip and tank.
Have read a lot about freshwater dips in the last two days and I think that I will incorporate this in my regime.
Thank you

hillegom
12-13-2011, 04:17 PM
bump

Myka
12-13-2011, 04:43 PM
I like my Hanna waterproof pH meter. The probe is 4 years old or so, and I haven't had to replace it yet. Cheap ones you will replace the probe every 2 years or more even. Accuracy is +/- 0.05 and is temperature compensated.

http://www.aquariumtanksupply.com/hanna_instruments_waterproof_ph_tester_with_replac eable_electrode_w_a_11414266.php

http://www.purelyh2o.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/Waterproof_Phep__4a17b32eee10b.jpg

hillegom
12-13-2011, 05:29 PM
Thanks Mindy
I have looked at that one because the accuracy is to .05
How do you store it? I read that you have to buy special storage solution?
What do you use?

I also like the pinpoint one:
http://www.aquariumtanksupply.com/american_marine_pinpoint_ph_monitor_package_114102 28.php

What do you think of that one?

Myka
12-13-2011, 06:25 PM
I store it dry. The instructions for this particular meter don't mention storing in a solution, so I don't. Although I do know that is pretty typical for other meters. I have heard lots of people replacing probes on the Pinpoint Monitor, but don't take that as gospel. Look into it a bit more maybe...? I had a cheap Pinpoint handheld meter, and the probe didn't last a year. That one said to store in Pinpoint storage solution, so that's what I did. It also said you could store it in the pH 7 calibration solution (I think it was the 7). Btw, order calibration solution when you order a meter. Get pH 7.0 and pH 10.0 to calibrate for saltwater (the 4.0 is for freshwater).