Determining Water Hardness w/a Multi-Tester?
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Date: Sun, 16 Jun 96 18:10 PDT
From: rbil at mail_island.net
Subject: Determining Water Hardness with a Multi-Tester?
To: Aquatic-Plants at ActWin_com
I was wondering if anyone was using a multi-tester to determine
water hardness? Using one of those inexpensive digital meters
should make monitoring water hardness easy enough, no?
I would think one would have to somehow calibrate the Kohms
readings against some test samples. Does anyone have data available
on the following (or can provide it?):
The degrees of hardness in a gallon of distilled water with say
1/16 tsp of baking soda added. Then the degrees with 1/8 and 1/4
tsps added. If I could obtain these figures, I would think I'd be
able to calibrate a multi-meter and then be able to take readings.
Anyone into providing this information? None of the pet stores
around here sell water hardness test kits, or I'd do it myself.