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Best, Cheapest Alternative on the Market!
on July 21, 2013
To start off, I'm a huge sucker for quality. I am not afraid to pay an extra dollar or two for something that I know will work. As far as pH/PPM meters go.. I have used Milwaukee pH600, and the BlueLab PPM/TDS meter. I paid more at the grow store for both of those hand-helds, for what I paid for this online. I just recently switched to DWC agriculture, so it is a HUGE bonus to being able to keep these in the reservoir at all times. I've kept it in the bucket for 3 months now; calibrating once a month just to be safe. I bought this exact same model at my local grow store, but recently picked one up for a buddy on amazon. I haven't compared this product to the BlueLab meter of the same type.. I can't bare to spend $300-$400 to check what my pH/ppm's are.. Not knocking that it may be a superior product, but I'd rather go back to handhelds then spend that kind of money. As far as the Nutradip goes, it comes with a 2 year warranty, which covers the component itself, not the readers themselves. Chances are the unit will go way passed 2 years, but you will have to replace the pH/ppm heads ever year or 2, which will cost you a few bucks. As far as accuracy, it's dead on. Very easy to calibrate; it comes with a screwdriver, but no calibration solution. Chances are, it's not calibrated out of the box. The 2 i've bought so far weren't.. But just spend $10 to get both calibration solutions, and it takes 2 minutes.