The Essentials pH Meter is designed to give accurate readings of nutrient solution acidity levels within twenty seconds. A tried and tesetd product, this grow room essential has been on the market for many years and remains a firm favourite with hydroponics growers.
Why should I buy this pH Meter?
Ph Meters are essential tools in a hydroponics grow room. They measure the pH (acidity level) of your water or nutrient solution. It is vital to provide the correct pH levels of water and nutrients solution for your plants or they will not thrive. Water or nutrients solutions that are too acidic or too alkaline can damage your plants. The pH of the nutrient solution determines the availability (absorbability) of nutrients provided to the plant. This is why the pH of the water must be checked regular throughout the grow cycle of your crop, to ensure your plants are growing to their full potential by consuming the maximum amounts of nutrients (plant food) in the solution.
Ease of Use
The Essentials pH Meter is simple to callibrate: simply immerse the sensor on pH Buffer 7 and press the CAL button.
To take a pH reading, dip the sensor into you water or nutrient solution and wait 15-20 seconds until the reading stabilises. This will be indicated by a beep.
Other Products to Consider
Some other important items which are used in conjuction with the Essentials Ph Meter are pH Buffer 4 and 7, used for callibration. Also worth investing in are pH Probe Cleaner and Storage Solution, two products that are seriously under-rated. One stops the build up of layers of salts etc on the probe from forming, and the other stops the sensor drying out and needing to be re-callibrated more frequently.