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pH Meters?

Post by Galena » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:13 am

As I read more about water treatment I am considering buying a GH & KH Test kit and a pH Meter.
The more I look at pH meters the harder the decision becomes.
Are there any favorites on here, preferably with 2 decimal place readings and a budget of under £100? Or perhaps you have other ideas/suggestion?

I had been looking at the Avera pH60 (presumably the bulb version is the one I need for liquids) but not cheap.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Apera-Instrume ... 738&sr=8-7

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Re: pH Meters?

Post by Haydnexport » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:25 am

have you seen the 'beverage doctor' ?

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Re: pH Meters?

Post by Galena » Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:10 pm

Haydnexport wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:25 am
have you seen the 'beverage doctor' ?
I have now ;)
Looks worth a punt, thank you, is the buffer solution and spares readily available?

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Re: pH Meters?

Post by Haydnexport » Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:29 pm

yes, I have one and it's great.

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Re: pH Meters?

Post by Galena » Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:55 pm

Haydnexport wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:29 pm
yes, I have one and it's great.
Thanks, seeing a few not so great reviews to be honest though I haven't found a pH meter without poor reviews yet

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Post by orlando » Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:17 pm

The Voltcraft used to be very good value but even at this price it is a solid performer. Replacement probes can be obtained for less than a tenner from China.
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Re: pH Meters?

Post by Galena » Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:00 pm

orlando wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:17 pm
The Voltcraft used to be very good value but even at this price it is a solid performer. Replacement probes can be obtained for less than a tenner from China.
Thanks will check it out

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Post by guypettigrew » Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:11 pm

Yup, Voltcraft for me. Under your £100 limit.

You'll need to buy some buffers for calibrating it as well. These are worth going for.

The Voltcraft calibrates at pH 7 and pH 4, which is why you need both.

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Re: pH Meters?

Post by orlando » Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:13 pm

guypettigrew wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:11 pm
Yup, Voltcraft for me. Under your £100 limit.

You'll need to buy some buffers for calibrating it as well. These are worth going for.

The Voltcraft calibrates at pH 7 and pH 4, which is why you need both.

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Re: pH Meters?

Post by Galena » Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:49 pm

orlando wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:13 pm
guypettigrew wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:11 pm
Yup, Voltcraft for me. Under your £100 limit.

You'll need to buy some buffers for calibrating it as well. These are worth going for.

The Voltcraft calibrates at pH 7 and pH 4, which is why you need both.

Guy

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Thank you

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Post by guypettigrew » Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:15 pm

Good spot, Orlando. Ebay is often cheaper than Amazon.

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Re: pH Meters?

Post by Jocky » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:04 am

The buffers that come dry in a packet and have to be mixed with deionised water are cheap and I found them to be as accurate as some much more expensive Hanna buffers.

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