Cheap PH pen. Which one?

000StankDank000

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I wanna buy a PH pen and a lot of people say the cheap china ones are ok.
Does anyone have experience with a good in exspensive PH pen?

Is the Red or yellow on better from china? So many choices
Thanks Stank
 

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I'm using [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Oakton-EcoTestr-Waterproof-Tester-Range/dp/B004G8PWAU/ref=lp_393271011_1_4?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1421030984&sr=1-4[/ame] for a little over a year with no problems.
not the cheapest but not the most expensive either
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Dr meter on amazon. Get the one with temperature compensation. 20 bucks...had mine for a year and its spot on.
 
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LOL--I was going to recommend the one that Joe recommended. I got one last summer and have been quite happy with it. I have never had much luck with the cheap ones from China. After as relatively short time, I find you cannot calibrate them.
 

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Bluelab is my favorite pen but it is expensive. However, right now I have been using a Hanna for a while and as long as I keep it in a 4.0 solution when not using it, it stays dead on calibration. The Hanna is comparable in price to the ones above. The yellow Milwaukee pens, I have never had much luck with them. Have to calibrate every time and then not sure they read true.
 

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I killed 3 of the cheapo models before I bought a nice BlueLab.

Every time I killed a cheapo, it was 30 to 50 bucks for a new one. Now that I have the BlueLab, if I destroy a probe, I can buy a new probe for the cost of one of the cheapo meters and still have a quality meter.

Plus, I agree with HP, even though I calibrated almost every time I used it, I was never sure it was reading just right.

Love my Blue Lab for under $200.
 

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Blue lab is $120
The oakton local is $90

I had a used bluelab and liked it but was still wonky took it back.
They sell the blue lab combo PH pen and EC pen $179
 

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They sell the blue lab combo PH pen and EC pen $179
That's the one I got. I just tied the EC to the meter and I have never used it. I love the pH probe. Small enough to fit in the jugs. :)

And, like I said, if I mess up and dry it out, the probe itself is replaceable for about $50. The price of a cheapo. Now and then I stick it in the 7.0 solution and it bangs right on 7.0 every time. Only calibrated it twice since I bought it.
 

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Hackerman the one I am talking about is 2 seperate pens. Not like a wall mount with wires and probes.
Do you have the pen style or wall mount?
I'm confused. I am definitely buying a PH pen on pay day
 

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I have the first one. The Blue Lab Combo Meter. Oddly enough I got it at the local hydro store for just under $200. Not a bad price for a retail store.
 

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well lookie thare ... same BNC connection on the Ph probe as my nutradip continuous unit. Interesting.

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