EC & pH
Growing hydroponically or in soil, the E.C ( electrical conductivity ) and pH ( potential of hydrogen ) levels should always be observed and adjusted accordingly. If these vital parameters are ignored or swing wildly it can and will cause problems which is why we highly recommend investing in a quality meter to give you a perfect insight into your nutrient solution. Maintaining stable parameters will keep you and your plant happy resulting in a healthy, vigorous growing specimen. In this section you will find meters, buffer solutions to make sure your unit is reading correctly and pH adjusting solutions. If unsure please feel free to give us a call or check out our help & advice section located above.
Nutrient solutions need to be set at a specific pH level for plants to access all the minerals needed for growth, too acidic or too alkaline, and problems are sure to follow. Temperature is another key factor that affects the growth rate and structure of a plant so a solution temperature of 18 - 22˚C or 65 - 72˚F is recommended.
Bluelabs hand held pH pen provides a compact, quick and accurate way of monitoring pH and temperatures of feeds fed to plants.Learn More
From:£3.50To achieve accurate nutrient strength readings, checking and calibrating your EC/ppm meter is essential. Conductivity solutions are designed for the calibration of meters and are available in convenient, ready-made EC values of 1.43 and 2.76, which most meters on the market require for calibration.This should be a regular procedure to ensure best results from the meter. Learn More
From:£3.50To achieve accurate pH readings, checking and calibrating your pH meter is essential. Buffer solutions are designed for the calibration of meters and are available in convenient, ready-made pH values of 4 and 7, which most meters on the market require for calibration. This should be a regular procedure to ensure best results from the meter. Learn More
From:£3.99Designed to raise the pH value of nutrient solutions pH UP is an alkaline solution and should be handled with care making sure it isn't stored alongside pH Down. Dilution rates vary among the different brands of pH UP so make sure you pay close attention when administering to your nutrient mix. Learn More
From:£3.99Designed to lower the pH value of nutrient solutions pH Down is an acidic solution and should be handled with care making sure it isn't stored alongside pH UP. Dilution rates vary among the different brands of pH Down so make sure you pay close attention when administering to your nutrient mix. Learn More
£3.99Maintaining a corrsct pH is crucial in all forms and stages of plant cultivation. Liquid Test Kits give up to 400 tests per kit making it a cheap and effective way of measuring the pH levels in solutions and should be used regularly, preferably daily on hydroponic systems. Any adjustments can be made using either pH up to raise low readings below 5.5 or pH down to lower readings above 6.2. Learn More
Knowing the strength of the nutrient solution is essential for any grower especially those growing hydroponically as solutions either too strong or too weak will have disasterous effects. With the bluelab Truncheon it takes all guess work out of what nutrient strength you are providing your plants with in an easy to read lite up display on the side of the unit, simply place the probe into the solution you wish to be measured and the light will flash alongside a reading of either ppm, EC or CF. Comes complete in stury plastic protection tube along with batteries.
- Fully waterproof
- Auto on/off function
- No calibration required
- Daylight readable blue LED’s
- Battery operated – 3 x AA batteries included
- No buttons, switches or knobs
- Provided with EC, CF, ppm 700 and ppm 500 scales
£49.99Easy to use, water resistant, tough and reliable for a minimum of 365 tests the Essentials pH meter is the perfect choice for easy, quick pH testing. Complete with sturdy case for storage and protection, batteries and a sachet of buffer 7 for easy calibration the Essentials pH meter is the perfect choice for precise pH testing, simply dip the probe into the solution and allow around 20 seconds for the meter to deliver a reading. Learn More
£199.99Bluelabs Combo Meter is a lightweight, portable pH, conductivity and temperature meter all in one and readable on a large easy to read display. Coming with two probes, pH Probe which is replaceable and a Bluelab Conductivity/Temperature Probe which doesn't require calibration as this is done during manufacture, it makes testing your nutrient solution a simple process. Learn More