Ph meter worth it?

Discussion in 'Advanced Growing Techniques' started by Popcorn, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Hey I am thinking about grabbing a ph ev/ other stuff 5 in one meter. Does anyone have expirience with this model? Any negatives you can think of other than price?
    Apera Instruments PC60 Premium 5-in-1 Waterproof pH/Conductivity/TDS/Salinity/Temp. Multi-Parameter Pocket Tester, Replaceable Probe

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  2. pH and EC meters are a definite yes if you are growing hydro.
    When I started I used the small pH meters like the one in your pics.
    But you have to keep them wet after first use, preferably in a pH buffer solution. Over a few years I went through quite a few pH meters for one reason or another mostly because the accuracy went off.
    Then I bought a fixed pH meter, the type they use in Aquariums, it even has an auto on off setting, that I use to add acid to the tank via a very small pump if the pH gets too high.
    From memory it was about $100 but it has ended so much playing around to get the pH right it was worth it.
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  3. All the monitors I saw like that were close to 300-500+ u.s. dollars. So I agree I would love one of those but this was as high end as I could afford right now.

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