pH / TDS (total dissolved soilds)/ EC (Electric conductivity) / PPM (parts per million) meters enable you to maintain a perfect quality nutrient solution by monitoring its PH, conductivity, temperature and TDS values. Electrical conductivity (EC) measures water's capacity to direct an electrical charge. EC is a decent marker of nutrient solution's aggregate like saltiness.TDS meters are actually EC meters in mask.A TDS meter peruses the EC of the total salts mixed in solution and changes it into a ppm reading.Monitoring your TDS or EC readings encourages you comprehend in case you're bolstering your plants excessively or insufficient. Balancing nutrient solutions attributes like pH, salinity, conductivity is like providing plant a healthy balanced diet.
Calibration of pH / EC / TDS / PPM Meters after certain usage time is needed so they come with calibration solutions that solve the issue in no time. Usually growers suggest pH ranging from 5.5 to 6.5 of hydroponic nutrient solution.For hydroponics use, TDS meters are more precise when adjusted at levels that are as close as conceivable to the solution being tried. For calibration of TDS meter with calibration solution, there is no restriction of same brand. You need to follow calibration instruction for your specific meter.
We supply best quality pH / EC / TDS / PPM Meters & Solutions all over the world with safety and extreme care. Healthy harvest ensures healthy plants and happy you! We sell meters and monitors for fish tanks, hydroponics systems, aquaponics set ups, swimming pools and more. The importance of the correct pH in any environment (especially a grow room!) cannot be overstated. When growing indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse your plants need precise pH control. The correct pH in coco coir will be different than in an inert growing media such as Grodan rockwool, or even in a DWC (Deep Water Culture) Hydroponic system. pH for Hydro should be in the 5.5 - 6.0 range. Soil prefers ph in the 6.5 - 7.0 range while coco prefers to be around 5.8. pH is important for nutrient uptake and absorption. At certain pH ranges elements such as Nitrogen, Potassium, Phosphorous, Iron, Calcium & Magnesium are reduced or even locked out. This causes nutrient deficiencies or toxicity in the plant hindering its growth or even causing the plant to die in some extreme cases. The nutrient strength, or TDS / PPM / EC is also very important to plant growth as too little will cause stunted growth and too much will lead to fertilizer burn such as nitrogen tip burn or purple stems. "How do I fix my ph?" and "How do I adjust my pH" are questions we get frequently. Buying a good meter such as Bluelab, HM or Hanna and keeping it clean and calibrated is a good start. Use pH up to raise the pH and pH down to lower or reduce the pH powder after mixing your nutrient solution. These pH controllers come in liquid and soluble powder from companies such as General Hydroponics or Mad Farmer, or a more concentrated pH adjuster such as Advanced Nutrients for larger grows and reservoirs helps keep the pH in the correct ranges. You'll always want to add your Cal-Mag product to your fertilizer mixture first, then your nutrients such as the bases, rooting enhancer and bloom boosters and then adjust your pH to the correct level. Make sure to continuously monitor your pH in hydroponic or aeroponic grows that recirculate nutrient plant foods. Products like the Bluelab Guardian are perfect as they have individual probes that rest in the nutrient mixing tanks to continually monitor the solutions temperature, strength & pH. Advanced commercial growers set up fully automated pH control systems such called auto dosers, such as Dosatron & Pro Controllers. These machines automatically mix fertilizer solutions, correct all levels and pump the mixture either into the systems themselves or holding tanks. Growers on this level will usually have fully automated irrigation or drip systems or recirculating systems in place. Growers who grow drain to waste will only need hand held pens or meters rather than continuous monitors. Also pay special attention to run off or return water as this will tell you if you have any salt build up, ph issues, nutrient lock out etc in your growing media or root zone.