The Best PH Meter for Growing CannabisDecember 2, 2018
There are so many different pH meter brands out there nowadays. And the internet makes them all so readily available, so it is hard to choose the best pH meter for growing cannabis.
PH is massively important to your plants diet. If it is in accurate, the plant will not eat properly, and will suffer deficiencies, and maybe even stop growing. In worse case scenarios your plant will die.
The best pH meters for growing cannabis do not come cheap, and there are only a few trusted brands, that are tried and tested by growers. These are reliable, but they can be expensive. But they are worth every penny in the security that you know, your feed is balanced to the pH that is best for your medium.
Blue Lab are a highly recommended brand in the growing world. They have very reliable meters for EC and pH at competitive prices. Blue Lab have a great “truncheon“, that will measure your EC and pH, but it will not give the most accurate of readings. Rather than having a screen that displays numbers, the truncheon will display your pH and EC with an LED, that will light up at the estimated reading.
Choosing this pH meter will give you the most accurate, and reliable reading for the EC of your feed. The pH of your water will fluctuate depending on its temperature. The Blue Lab pH pen automatically adjusts according to the temperature of your water, giving you a pH reading you can be sure is accurate.
A great price, and very reliable. Used by Percy growers everywhere because of the cheap prices, but high reliability.
Essentials are specialists in their field. Their meters will offer you readings that are very accurate. Essentials pH pens tend to be a little cheaper than other top brands, and still offer a reliable reading. However, they do not check temperatures like a Blue Lab pH Pen, but it will still give you an accurate reading of the pH of your feed.
These brands are all very reliable and will last a couple of years before they will need replacing. After a while, they will develop build up over the prongs, and they will become less accurate.
Your pH meter will need regular cleaning and calibration, once a month is plenty. It is easy to do, and whatever model you choose will come with specific instructions on how to calibrate and maintain your pH meter.
Why You Should Avoid Cheap pH Pens
Cheap pH pens will be faulty, inaccurate, and a waste of money. Buy a quality, reliable pH pen like Essentials or Blue Lab. You are not only buying quality equipment, but you are buying piece of mind. You know for sure your readings are accurate. There is a saying amongst growers, buy cheap, buy twice.
Many growers have made the mistake in the past of buying a cheap pH pen. The reading would change in between testing the feeds. Even if it was just a few minutes in between the tests. Make sure you have the piece of mind you pay for, and go for a quality pH pen. Your plants will thank you for it!
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