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Best way to test ph ?

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  • Nov 25 2008 01:13 AM
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Posted 25 November 2008 - 01:13 AM

What is the BEST way to measure the ph of a solution :confused: ph strips, digital ph testers, ph meters ? ect
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Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:27 AM

I have heard bad things about the little strips. I would go with the digital tester. Much more accurate results.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 04:18 AM

and how much would that cost ?

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 05:03 AM

i just googled it.
40 was the best price i found.
some were up to 200
most were around 70

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 05:10 AM

I would suggest a digital tester too. You can find them for pretty cheap on eBay. Make sure you pick up some calibration solution too.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 05:37 AM

whats the problem with the strips ?

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 05:43 AM

I have them all.

The Hannah PH meter is GREAT but you have to pay attention to the calibration or your results will be off and disaster pre-programmed.

On Edit: Do NOT buy "El-Cheapo" or you're gonna get results accordingly.

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Or get a MUCH CHEAPER liquid test from Walmart (Aquarium section) or Pet store. Costs only a few bucks and works just as well.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:22 AM

i've had good experience with the strips as well.
i dont see a problem with them honestly.


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