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pH Probe Cleaning
Does anyone know how to clean a pH electrode? I used a Q-Tip and plain
water the last time I cleaned it. My daily readings are beginning to
drift a little from the setpoint. Having worked in the biotech
pharmaceutical business for the past decade, I recognize a pH probe that
needs help. We never cleaned 'em, just replaced them with a new probe.
I have a new probe on hand, I just want to extend the life the current
one, which has been in continuous use for about 3 months now.
Anyone else use a pH controller? My Pinpoint works just as well as the
ones we use in the industry. I know most people don't use or need one,
but it sure makes it easier. I always get a kick reading about "bubbles
per second" and "injecting into a cannister filter." C'mon, a Dupla
reactor 400 only costs $40 at AquaTek and it has a built-in bubble
counter. My pH controller turns the solenoid valve on when the pH goes
up 0.1 pH units from my setpoint, then turns off when it reaches
setpoint; no turning off the CO2 and injecting air into the tank at
night. I understand some people don't have a lot of money to spend, but
the time I would've spent fussing with CO2 issues, (especially DIY
CO2...kudos to those who do it this way), is time I can spend
aquascaping and contemplating a 1st Prize Ribbon from the next AGA
A response on pH probe cleaning would be greatly appreciated. :-)
Gilbert E. Martinez shivering in frigid SFO. What up with that?
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