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Old 06-02-2005, 03:18 PM   #1
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Ph Monitors - Do you use one??

Who all uses a Ph Monitor to either spot check Ph or full time monitor? AND if you use one, which one? Would you recomend it?

I'm just going over my project list and trying to decide if I want/need a Ph monitor. TIA

55 Gal FOWLR
105 lbs Live rock from LR.com
2 Yellow Tail Damsels
2 Green Chromis
1 Emerald Crab
3 Peppermint Shrimp
4 Scarlet Hermit Crabs
1 Blue Knuckle Hermit Crab
1 Large Turbo Snail
Hitchhickers: 3 Purple sea urchins, lots of rock crabs, pistol shrimp, brittle stars, snails, worms, etc.
and aiptasia, aiptasia, aiptasia (it was free $$)
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Old 06-03-2005, 10:10 AM   #2
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I used to use the coralife pH tester (by hanna) - it's more of an annoyance than a useful tool.. it takes 10-15 seconds for the read out to settle around a number. and when it does, it doesn't really stop at a number like 7.0 , it just keep bouncing from 7.0- 7.1- 7.2- 7.1 - 7.0 .. it works, but, I like the using the solution better.. Im sure there a far better and more expensive pH testers that are probably much faster and more accurate. but when it come to the hanna checker.. i'd pass.

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Old 06-08-2005, 02:10 PM   #3
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I use a Milwaukee SMS120 PH monitor. I really like it because i can test the PH in my CA reactor and tank very quickly. I leave it turned on with the probe in my refugium. I spent around $85.00 on it.
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Old 06-30-2005, 11:32 PM   #4
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Milwaukee and Pinpoint would be the good ones and if you would like to save a little money get the Milwaukee..
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