1. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    Who uses pH pens? And are you happy with it, what brand do you use, how much was it and do you consider it a good investment?
     
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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Be careful with what type of PH pen you buy, I bought a Hanna PH checker (take note it was a "checker" not a "meter") Biggest load of junk I ever bought :(
     
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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Thanks for the heads up Viper. What the hell is a checker by the way?
     
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    A cheap useless non-working version of a meter :lol:

    I dunno, they seem to be a lot less accurate and designed more for giving you a rough guideline as to what your PH is, whereas a meter will give much more accurate, dependable readings.
     
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    Mine says 8.3/8.4 all the time so I'm happy. Don't use it that often. My pH just "is" I don't fiddle with it.
     
  7. Galibore

    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    I have also been lucky with my pH, never had a problem.

    But I figured, if I'm gonna pay R150 for a pH test kit, then, if a pH pen is about R300 - R400 I might as well by the pen instead.
     
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    whats a decent PH pen to buy?
     
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    To be honest, I spent a fortune on a pinpoint PH meter, I think I used it maybe 4 times, now I just switch it on when I am bored and have nothing else to do, maybe once every 2 weeks.
     
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    LOL nice viper:)
    I have never had a problem with Ph only nitrate;) so i dont use a PH pen and i normaly check once a week
     
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    i just bought the saga ph controller for my calcium reactor,thought i'll just check my ph on the tank itself,got very accurate results with it at day and night.dean what you think of the saga ph monitor?
     
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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    All I really want is something that I dip into the water every now and then and get a reading.
     
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    just get the saga ph monitor.looks cool!and just stick the probe in you sump and you can view it at any time.think andrew (millepora) stocks them
     
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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Would love to Mekaeel, but I think they will be a bit steep for me.

    Also, I want to use it on several tanks.
     
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    it is a bit steep.also want one but cant afford it at this stage.probably some high quality PH pen might work.but high quality might be the same price as the saga ph monitor.i hate decisions....
     
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    Too true...
     
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    How much was the saga Mekaeel ? have a look at www.reektek.com they have some nice things.
     
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    cant remember what andrew qouted me
     
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    Gali, i know aquilibra was going to bring them in. I would rather use the pen, its a hell of a lot cheaper, and you can use it on a series of tanks.
     
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    Cool thanks. I will contact them and find out.
     
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    How hard is it to test ph - 5ml in test tube, 1 drop and check the color chart? 20 seconds maybe. With the TM test kit I can tell the diffs between 8.2 and 8.4 without looking at the chart....
     
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