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Re: Ph meters and kits

----- Original Message -----
From: "Yvan Alleau" <yalleau@OCE.ORST.EDU>
To: <apisto@listbox.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2001 9:50 PM
Subject: Re: Ph meters and kits

> hi everybody,
> it looks like we are all looking for some liquid test from the aquarium
> hobby that we could by from our supplies store.
> What about simply going back to the old but reliable pH paper ! I'm
> about the one that we, chemists, use quiet often finally even if we do
> those fancy and precise pH-meter.
> Take water from your tank and dive the paper in: just read the results.
> A large variety of pH paper do exist with different ranges and precisions.
> They last for ever and thus are a good deal.
> I'm glad some of you make it to the NEC: looks like it was fantastic.
> wait to hear more about it!
> take care
>                         FLI USA
> Yvan Alleau
> 712 Kings boulevard
> 97330 Corvallis, Oregon
> home # 738-0606
> College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
> Oregon State University
> office (Burt 222) # 737-3649, to be used wisely !
> yalleau@oce.orst.edu
> "When you're far from everything, you're getting closer to the essential"
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike & Diane Wise" <apistowise@bewellnet.com>
> To: <apisto@listbox.com>
> Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2001 11:04 AM
> Subject: Re: Ph meters and kits
> > Colin,
> >
> > The main problem with most chemical test kits is that they don't read
> > enough. Test strips that do go low enough are labeled at 0.5 pH
> > (too coarse for me). Tetra's low range test kit used to go to 4.8. Does
> > anyone know of a commonly available test kit that goes to 4.5 or lower?
> >
> > Mike Wise
> >

    Here is some info from Hanna on their chemical test kits..they have some
very low range ones also..3.0-5.0 smallest increment is 0.1 ph and they will
do 200 tests..just some info to pass on to those looking for ph testers...

Al Smith

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