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    Senior Member Bonaqua's Avatar
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    Meter suggestions !!!

    Could someone please post suggestions on various meters (ex. pH meter, saliniti meter, reflectometer...)
    What ranges do we need??
    What resolution??
    Recomending one over another reasons.
    Things like that.
    This would be a nice thread for beginers like me.
    Thx.
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    Please, post models and part numbers of meters you're currently using.

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    I'd highly recommend using Pinpoint monitors for pH. (there's only 1 model) It's a very reliable piece of equipment that's pretty much proven its place in hour hobby. You could save a few bucks and use the 'pen' type pH monitors. I'm sure those are fine, but I cannot vouch for them as i've never used one before. pH is measured to 14 only, with 7 being neutral. Vaguely speaking, in our hobby you'd need your monitor to test water pH of 6-7 for co2 systems, and anywhere from 7.5 to 9 for the tank water,with 8 to 8.3 being ideal of course. The Pinpoint will test higher than 9, but unless something is wrong, it'll never appear that high.

    For salinity measuring, hands down, it's the refractometer. Scientists use it for all sorts of things other than salt too. It just needs to be scaled differently for each purpose. Ivan sells a reliable one here dirt cheap compared to the headaches that a 'swing arm' specific gravity meter will give you!
    George

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    Come on, guys.
    More inputs, please.

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    whats your budget bonanqua and do you curently have any meters?Get a refractometer from Ivan...ph and temp from pinpoint are really nice...If your budget is good you can get an aquacontroller jr..... www.neptunesys.com
    Derik...

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    ok.
    Thx guys.
    Refractometer was a prefered choice of mine anyways.
    I wonder if anybody used any Hanna pH meters??
    Are they any good?

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    I had one and it was garbage
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