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ph soil tester.
    #654717 - 01/11/13 11:41 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

so I just now realized that the ph tester I ordered is a soil tester.  Does this suck? Are they able to test the ph of your water?  I haven't gotten it yet but after lurking a lot of these threads something tells me I got the wrong thing.


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #654719 - 01/11/13 11:45 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

You will want to buy a digital readout ph tester for water.
Some people use test strips that are commonly used in pools and spas,
However, a digital ph meter is recommended.
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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: bLEEp]
    #654720 - 01/11/13 11:49 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

I prefer general hydroponic's ph drops for testing water.
No batteries to die, no need to calibrate.


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: Stoneth]
    #654721 - 01/11/13 11:51 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks guys.


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #654722 - 01/11/13 11:56 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

Come to think of it, I did get the GH ph up and down kit with the test indicator shit in it. Is that gonna do the trick?


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #654723 - 01/12/13 12:07 AM (4 years, 3 months ago)

that stuff works but it can be a bit difficult distinguishing the colors. I've dropped two meters into water before and they both broke just as fast, but those indicator drops have always been there.


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #654724 - 01/12/13 12:07 AM (4 years, 3 months ago)

That is what I use.
Use the testing bottle and testing solution as directed and you should be golden.


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: phychotron]
    #654787 - 01/12/13 03:46 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

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that stuff works but it can be a bit difficult distinguishing the colors. I've dropped two meters into water before and they both broke just as fast, but those indicator drops have always been there.







Buy a quality Hannah instrument that's water proof and well made, and you wont have that problem.


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #654874 - 01/13/13 06:05 AM (4 years, 3 months ago)

its on the shopping list. I have one I'm eye'ing.


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #654962 - 01/14/13 09:35 AM (4 years, 3 months ago)

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phychotron said:
that stuff works but it can be a bit difficult distinguishing the colors. I've dropped two meters into water before and they both broke just as fast, but those indicator drops have always been there.







Buy a quality Hannah instrument that's water proof and well made, and you wont have that problem.



This.... Or Blue Lab


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: Stoneth]
    #655713 - 01/20/13 06:18 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

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That is what I use.
Use the testing bottle and testing solution as directed and you should be golden.





The diretions say use a half tube of water and 4 drops.
Thats 4 ml.
Can also use 2 ml and 2 drops. Get more test. The same results.


I love these drops.


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #655979 - 01/22/13 07:57 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

Hanna? They are like 366usd on amazon. Just a replacement electrode is pushing 110 dollars D: Theres gotta be something a little less.... expensive?


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #655980 - 01/22/13 08:00 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

I have been using a Soil Master. It's cheap, made specifically for soil, has lumen readouts, soil ph and soil moisture. Ive been using it for about a year and it just now stopped working. Definately got my money out of it. I'm also certain its just a battery.


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: NSFWMainer]
    #655985 - 01/22/13 08:57 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

I broke down and ordered a third cheap pH meter for the time being.  $9 direct from hong kong. I'm going to see about waterproofing this one somehow. This is just to tide me over until I get a quality meter and actually have the money to invest in the storage/test/calibration solutions. When its all said and done the one I was looking at was really expensive, around $3-400 if I recall. I know a guy who has the same meter and he said its well worth it, but get all the stuff for it.



I think it was this one...

http://www.amazon.com/Hanna-Instruments-Waterproof-Temperature-Calibration/dp/B003L77LKG/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1358906219&sr=8-5&keywords=hanna+ph+meter


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: phychotron]
    #655991 - 01/22/13 10:46 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

There's a growery sponsor that has the same item for about the same price
http://www.rvfgardensupply.com/cgi/display.cgi?item_num=716814 :thumbup:


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: night train]
    #656017 - 01/23/13 11:08 AM (4 years, 2 months ago)

Again, Hanna PH testers don't seem to be citing use in soil?

Are Hanna testers usable in soil or just hydroponic applications?

I know he's asking for a water ph tester, but I think that is a applicable question considering the title of this post.


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: NSFWMainer]
    #656020 - 01/23/13 12:28 PM (4 years, 2 months ago)

Here's a video about the Hanna HI 99121 direct soil meter.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5iocXimHig

Dunno if that helps.


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: Triple19]
    #656026 - 01/23/13 02:52 PM (4 years, 2 months ago)

I use BlueLabs PH Tester, I also have drops on standby.


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: phychotron]
    #656028 - 01/23/13 03:57 PM (4 years, 2 months ago)

You don't need to spend 3-400 for a good tester, mine was only about 100.


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Re: ph soil tester. [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #656168 - 01/24/13 03:25 PM (4 years, 2 months ago)

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You don't need to spend 3-400 for a good tester, mine was only about 100.




That was the approx cost of the Blue Labs pen.

I got that pen, with the Calibration kit. 

Seems very well made, IMHO.

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