Home | Community | Message Board



Please support our sponsors.

Cannabis, Marijuana, Ganja & Greens >> Cannabis Cultivation

Welcome to the Growery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: Hydroponics Supplies, pH Test Strips

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
InvisibleUltimateDevotion
TwistedByDesign
Male User Gallery


Registered: 11/23/12
Posts: 5,933
ph soil tester.
    #654717 - 01/11/13 11:41 PM (3 years, 10 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.


--------------------
Harry Detroit in 304 made one last promise now
"I'm goin out without a trace, a vanishing act before your eyes"


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblebLEEp
Phunky Pharmer
Male

Registered: 01/11/13
Posts: 45
Loc: Rocky Mountain High Flag
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #654719 - 01/11/13 11:45 PM (3 years, 10 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.
Best wishes :-)


--------------------

"It is simple to be happy, it is very difficult to be simple"


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleStonethM
D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.
Male User Gallery


Registered: 10/06/08
Posts: 24,077
Loc: No where ville, USA Flag
Trusted Cultivator
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: bLEEp]
    #654720 - 01/11/13 11:49 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

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


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleUltimateDevotion
TwistedByDesign
Male User Gallery


Registered: 11/23/12
Posts: 5,933
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: Stoneth]
    #654721 - 01/11/13 11:51 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

Thanks guys.


--------------------
Harry Detroit in 304 made one last promise now
"I'm goin out without a trace, a vanishing act before your eyes"


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleUltimateDevotion
TwistedByDesign
Male User Gallery


Registered: 11/23/12
Posts: 5,933
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #654722 - 01/11/13 11:56 PM (3 years, 10 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?


--------------------
Harry Detroit in 304 made one last promise now
"I'm goin out without a trace, a vanishing act before your eyes"


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblephychotronM
weed pimp


Registered: 02/17/11
Posts: 1,495
Loc: Earth (mostly) Flag
Trusted Cultivator
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #654723 - 01/12/13 12:07 AM (3 years, 10 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.


--------------------
Authorized Medical Marijuana patient. Any help given is for educational purposes only. Its your responsibility not to break any applicable laws.

Perfect Dry and Cure
View My Garden
Latest Grow Log - Grapegod under LED

Try adding a tablespoon of cooking oil to your bong water to keep it clean. The oil soluble resin stays off the glass.


“Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune intoned in the distance by an invisible player.” ~ Albert Einstein


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleStonethM
D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.
Male User Gallery


Registered: 10/06/08
Posts: 24,077
Loc: No where ville, USA Flag
Trusted Cultivator
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #654724 - 01/12/13 12:07 AM (3 years, 10 months ago)

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


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleHawksresurrection
 User Gallery


Registered: 12/05/08
Posts: 13,294
Trusted Cultivator
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: phychotron]
    #654787 - 01/12/13 03:46 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

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.


--------------------
Dude she isn't as young as she use to be.

-niteowl


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblephychotronM
weed pimp


Registered: 02/17/11
Posts: 1,495
Loc: Earth (mostly) Flag
Trusted Cultivator
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #654874 - 01/13/13 06:05 AM (3 years, 10 months ago)

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


--------------------
Authorized Medical Marijuana patient. Any help given is for educational purposes only. Its your responsibility not to break any applicable laws.

Perfect Dry and Cure
View My Garden
Latest Grow Log - Grapegod under LED

Try adding a tablespoon of cooking oil to your bong water to keep it clean. The oil soluble resin stays off the glass.


“Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune intoned in the distance by an invisible player.” ~ Albert Einstein


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblebLEEp
Phunky Pharmer
Male

Registered: 01/11/13
Posts: 45
Loc: Rocky Mountain High Flag
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #654962 - 01/14/13 09:35 AM (3 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

hawksapprentice said:
Quote:

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


--------------------

"It is simple to be happy, it is very difficult to be simple"


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineKaptKid
Spaced Pirate
Male User Gallery


Registered: 04/20/08
Posts: 5,505
Loc: Bright Side of the Sun
Last seen: 3 hours, 42 minutes
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: Stoneth]
    #655713 - 01/20/13 06:18 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Stoneth said:
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.


--------------------
Child of the 60's, Tripping ever sence.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineNSFWMainer
Maine-iac
Male


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 67
Last seen: 3 years, 5 months
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #655979 - 01/22/13 07:57 PM (3 years, 10 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?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineNSFWMainer
Maine-iac
Male


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 67
Last seen: 3 years, 5 months
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #655980 - 01/22/13 08:00 PM (3 years, 10 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.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblephychotronM
weed pimp


Registered: 02/17/11
Posts: 1,495
Loc: Earth (mostly) Flag
Trusted Cultivator
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: NSFWMainer]
    #655985 - 01/22/13 08:57 PM (3 years, 10 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


--------------------
Authorized Medical Marijuana patient. Any help given is for educational purposes only. Its your responsibility not to break any applicable laws.

Perfect Dry and Cure
View My Garden
Latest Grow Log - Grapegod under LED

Try adding a tablespoon of cooking oil to your bong water to keep it clean. The oil soluble resin stays off the glass.


“Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune intoned in the distance by an invisible player.” ~ Albert Einstein


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblenight trainV
Male

Registered: 04/21/08
Posts: 162
Loc: Midwest, US
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: phychotron]
    #655991 - 01/22/13 10:46 PM (3 years, 10 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:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineNSFWMainer
Maine-iac
Male


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 67
Last seen: 3 years, 5 months
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: night train]
    #656017 - 01/23/13 11:08 AM (3 years, 10 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.


Edited by NSFWMainer (01/23/13 11:10 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTriple19
Stranger
Registered: 01/20/13
Posts: 1
Last seen: 2 years, 3 months
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: NSFWMainer]
    #656020 - 01/23/13 12:28 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

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

www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5iocXimHig

Dunno if that helps.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineboneynerd
Stranger
Registered: 01/21/13
Posts: 36
Last seen: 3 years, 6 months
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: Triple19]
    #656026 - 01/23/13 02:52 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

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


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleHawksresurrection
 User Gallery


Registered: 12/05/08
Posts: 13,294
Trusted Cultivator
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: phychotron]
    #656028 - 01/23/13 03:57 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

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


--------------------
Dude she isn't as young as she use to be.

-niteowl


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineJavadog
Stranger


Registered: 11/12/12
Posts: 139
Last seen: 3 years, 1 month
Re: ph soil tester. [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #656168 - 01/24/13 03:25 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

hawksapprentice said:
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.

Take care,

JD


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: Hydroponics Supplies, pH Test Strips

Cannabis, Marijuana, Ganja & Greens >> Cannabis Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Understanding soil nutrients
( 1 2 all )
SpaceMonkey 19,056 20 09/29/14 07:09 PM
by ThriceKing
* pH change - i know nothing - help???
( 1 2 all )
Pilze 2,625 20 12/10/09 11:25 AM
by Pilze
* Plant has a pH 5 KaptKid 756 4 04/11/10 01:51 PM
by 13eetleJuice
* Question On Electronic pH Meters Sirius 1,763 10 07/24/08 03:13 PM
by Sirius
* Soil Test
( 1 2 all )
KaptKid 3,879 23 12/25/08 07:44 AM
by CookieMonster
* first grow, little bugs in soil and yellow leaves help!! with pics SuperBudMan 8,751 11 07/23/10 10:48 PM
by SuperBudMan
* pH, What do You use to Read It ? KaptKid 3,023 13 10/12/09 11:14 AM
by captain.koons
* cleaning ph probe ? dmtcorey 905 9 12/21/10 01:55 AM
by muse42

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: FurrowedBrow, Magash, Dr. Siekadellyk, phychotron
1,781 topic views. 0 members, 202 guests and 39 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:

Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.03 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 14 queries.